Bellepepper's Orzo and Wild Rice Salad

Bellepepper's Orzo and Wild Rice Salad

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"I enjoyed this salad at a well-known restaurant and when they wouldn't divulge the recipe, I created my own. Although a bit time consuming, everything can be prepared at least a day ahead, covered and refrigerated. I took this salad to the 2011 AR Buckeye Bash and am posting for those who requested the recipe. This salad may be served cold or at room temperature."

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  • Calories:
  • 297 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 15.3 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 37g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 135 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine orzo, wild rice, orange bell pepper, red bell pepper, corn, currants, and red onion together in a large bowl.
  2. Blend vegetable oil, sugar, white wine vinegar, cider vinegar, minced onion, white pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and 1 pinch salt together in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  3. Mix pecans, almonds, and parsley into orzo mixture. Drizzle enough dressing to coat salad; toss to evenly coat. Season with salt and black pepper.
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I submitted this recipe and wanted to pass along some info and tips. You can cook the orzo a few days in advance. Just drizzle the cooked orzo with just enough vegetable oil to very lightly coat...

Fantabulous stuff! I love wild rice and orzo, and the dressing is da bomb! It's one of those dishes I just want to eat and eat and eat. I did have to make some subs, dried cranberries instead of...

I have been making this quite often since Bellepepper brought it to the Buckeye Bash a few years ago. It is one of my favorite "go-to" salads for a BBQ with company (it also travels well)! I hav...