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    Wild Rice Salad With Raisins

    Wild Rice Salad With Raisins. Photo by Tulip-Fairy

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 5 mins

    30 mins

    35 mins

    Tulip-Fairy's Note:

    A rice salad that is an absolute must with left over turkey at Christmas.. this started out as a delia recipe but got edited along the way. In answer to Kumquat's review, you have to ground or mince the garlic up if you can't pound it up in a pestle and mortar.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    • 12 fluid ounces long grain and wild rice blend (supermarket brand)
    • 2 ounces raisins
    • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
    • 2 ounces walnuts
    • 3 medium ripe tomatoes, chopped into small pieces
    • 3 inches piece cucumbers, diced
    • 1 small red pepper, diced
    • 1 red skinned dessert apple, chopped
    • 3 spring onions, finely chopped (even the green bit!)

    For the Dressing

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to gas 4 / 350°F / 180°C.
    2. 2
      Cook the rice as per packet instruction. When cooked but still warm mix with 3-4 tbsp of the dressing, toss the rice around in the dressing and then leave to cool completely.
    3. 3
      Make the dressing: Pound the garlic with the salt into a creamy paste.
    4. 4
      Next work in the mustard powder.
    5. 5
      Whisk in the vinegar and olive oil.
    6. 6
      Season with plenty of black pepper.
    7. 7
      Now toast the walnuts, spread them out on a baking tray and place them in the oven for 8 minutes. (Put a timer on, they burn easily).
    8. 8
      Mix rice with cucumber, tomatoes, diced pepper, apple, raisins, spring onions and walnuts.
    9. 9
      Drizzle with the remaining dressing and mix again so that everything is throughly combined and coated in dressing.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 03, 2007

      55

      Wonderful combination of sweet and savory. I had every intention of making it exactly as written (with less oil), except I forgot to buy a red pepper and bought one 6 ounce box of rice instead of 12 ounces. So I made it with the ingredients I had available, and decreased the olive oil in the dressing to 1 tablespoon. Also, since I was afraid the apple would turn brown I added 1 tablespoon lemon juice to it after I cut it up. Then I added an extra tablespoon of vinegar because I really like tangy. This was so terrific I will have to make it again! The only slightly confusing part of the instructions was pounding the garlic with salt (with a mortar and pestle, I guess, which I don't have anyway) so I just minced the garlic and mixed it in. Nice vinaigrette that combined very well with the rest of the ingredients. I had leftovers for lunch, and the apples were still crunchy and kept their color. I am already looking forward to making this again. Thanks Tulip!

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    Nutritional Facts for Wild Rice Salad With Raisins

    Serving Size: 1 (83 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 133.0
     
    Calories from Fat 100
    75%
    Total Fat 11.1 g
    17%
    Saturated Fat 1.4 g
    7%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 197.1 mg
    8%
    Total Carbohydrate 8.6 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    5%
    Sugars 5.6 g
    22%
    Protein 1.4 g
    2%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    long grain and wild rice blend

    white wine vinegar

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