Saturday, August 18, 2012

Orange-Pistachio Wild Rice Salad

Wild Rice from Minnesota . . . mmmmm. It was a long trip from Minnesota to Prescott in the early days but rice is a staple and keeps for a long time. I am sure the pioneers enjoyed it. Hassayampa Inn in Prescott has a delicious Wild Rice Pilaf. Recipe is on page 57 of Tastes & Treasures cookbook.

A similar recipe came from Paula Monson, Houghton, Michigan who is an advocate for gluten-free, healthy foods:


Ingredients for salad:
2/3 cup brown rice
2/3 cup wild rice
3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
3 TBS chopped unsalted pistachios
1 orange sectioned
10 large fresh basil leaves, sliced into ribbons
1/4 cup minced red onion

Ingredients for dressing:
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 TB orange juice
1 1/2 tsps dijon mustard
1 tsp honey
1/4 tsp

Note: Add garbanzo beans or chicken for more protein. Add raisins or craisins for more sweetness.