Best Wild Rice Salad

Best Wild Rice Salad

8 Reviews 1 Pic
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    45 m
  • Ready In

    55 m
Kimber
Recipe by  Kimber

“Worth the time it takes to make this!!! The nutty flavor and crunchy texture of the wild rice are so wonderful in this salad they always ask for more!”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, cover wild rice with three inches (7.5 cm) of salted water. Bring to a boil and boil, uncovered, for 30 minutes, or until tender. Drain the excess water, turn heat to lowest setting, cover rice and let steam for 15-20 minutes, or until the grains split open. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. In a medium skillet over medium heat, saute the chicken lightly in the butter and oil, cooking gently and thoroughly. Do not overcook the chicken. Cool and shred the chicken into bite-size pieces.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the rice, chicken and water chestnuts. Set aside.
  4. For the dressing, whisk together the walnut oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour over the wild rice mixture and combine. To serve, place 2-3 romaine leaves on each plate and spoon the wild rice mixture onto the leaves.

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Reviews (8)

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SWEET BABOO
27

SWEET BABOO

Maybe you need to have walnut oil--I just used canola. I though the recipe lacked pizazz and won't make it again.

karen
24

karen

Great recipe. Everyone in my family loved it.

Annis
23

Annis

This was very easy to make with pre-cooked chicken and is a nice change from standard chicken salad. I took it to a pot luck and was asked for the recipe by the hostess as well as several of the guests. The water chestnuts added a nice crunch; don't leave them out. I tried it once without them and it was a little mushy. Be careful of the salt if using roasted chicken from a deli or market.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 331 cal
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 21.1 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs
  • 19.2 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 17.5 g
  • 35%
  • Cholesterol
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 70 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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