Colorful Wild Rice Salad

"A great salad or side dish and can be made ahead of time. Just take out of the refrigerator and serve. I got this recipe from my mother, who got it from a family friend, who got it from ??? Cook time includes refrigerator time (estimated)."
Colorful Wild Rice Salad created by Bonnie G #2
Ready In:
3hrs 10mins




  • Cook rice according to directions except do not add butter, oil or seasonings.
  • Drain well and refrigerate until completely cooled.
  • Add carrots and onions, mixing well.
  • Mix oil and vinegar and then add salt.
  • Pour dressing over rice, mixing thoroughly.
  • Add fruit and nuts.
  • Add honey and mix well.
  • Note: If dried fruit is plumped in warm water, drain before adding to rice.

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  1. Bonnie G #2
    Easy and different, I used re-hydrated tart cherries and the taste was just enough of tart to make it a refreshing, but different side to our shrimp dinner. Glad I could make it the day before so it was one thing I didn't have to worry about as we had company over. It not only tasted good but looked so pretty.
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    Colorful Wild Rice Salad Created by Bonnie G #2
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  4. Kat W
    Loved this recipe! I love salads with grains or beans as a base, and this was right up there with the best of them. I plumped the cherries in warm water as the rice cooled, used pecans for the nuts, and made the recipe exactly as specified. Thanks so much for posting! Yummmy!
  5. MommyTaco
    Made this last night for a potluck, and it turned out great! I doubled the recipe for a larger crowd and used dried cherries and almonds in place of the nuts. It was a crowd-pleasing hit and will definitely make this again!


Current (9/07) review criteria: 5: WOW! This is something with which to impress the guest! 4: We really liked this and will make it again. Instructions were easy to follow. 3: Good basic recipe but needs something to make it a 4 for us and/or there is a problem with instructions. 2: We didn't like the flavor/taste/texture and/or there is a major problem with the instructions. 1: Inedible for us.
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