Wild rice salad with grapes

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PREP TIME

15 min

Makes

8 cups (2 L), 8 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 60 minutes, Standing Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked long-grain rice
  • 6 green onions
  • 2 cups halved seedless green grapes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice , or lime juice
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mint , or basil

Instructions

  • In a large wide saucepan, combine wild rice with 5 cups (1.25 L) water and salt. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 40 minutes. Then stir in long-grain rice. Cover and continue simmering until tender, from 20 to 25 more minutes. Turn into a large bowl. Thinly slice onions on a diagonal. Stir into rice along with grapes. In a small bowl, whisk oils with lemon juice, Dijon and honey. Add ginger. Stir into rice mixture to evenly coat. Cover and set aside for at least 1 hour or up to 3 hours or refrigerate 1 day. Add mint just before serving as it darkens quickly. Serve scattered with additional mint leaves.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 313,
  • Protein
  • 5.5 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49.5 g,
  • Fat
  • 10.9 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2.3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 303 mg.

This dish has the presence of a party salad and you can make it a day ahead.