Sunday, October 3, 2010

Wild Rice and Cucumber Salad Recipe

The Rice Recipes kitchen (The home of delicious Rice Recipes) invites you to try Wild Rice and Cucumber Salad Recipe. Enjoy cooking easy & rice dishes and learn how to make Wild Rice and Cucumber Salad.

The fresh flavor of cucumbers and cranberries combined with the natural taste and texture of the wild rice make this salad a refreshing contribution to summer outings.

Serving Size: cup
Servings: 8

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes


1 cup wild rice
1 cup brown rice
2/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
zest from 1 large orange
1 shallot, chopped fine
1 bunch green onions, chopped fine
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
kosher salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 seedless cucumber, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 large sweet red pepper, chopped
2/3 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup parsley leaves, coarsely chopped
additional salt and pepper, as desired


Cook rice according to package directions.  Drain and cool to room temperature.

In a large salad bowl combine rice, orange zest, shallot, green onions, red pepper, and cranberries.

In a small container whisk together oil, orange juice, and season to taste. Add cucumber and parsley to salad.

Drizzle salad with dressing. Stir to combine.

Allow salad to sit, covered, for 2 hours before serving. Serve at room temperature.

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