Colorful Wild Rice Salad


1 cup wild rice
Juice and zest of 1/4 orange
1/2 carrot grated
1 inch tomato cut cubes
1 inch red onion rings
1 handful of chopped and roasted cashew nuts


Cut the apricots small cubes and soak them in the orange juice for 10 minutes.
Bake the onions in oil on low fire for 15 minutes.
Cook the rice in 2 cups of water until done but still with a bite, let it cool down until luke warm.
Mix all the ingredients together, except for the rocket and nuts, and season with pepper and salt. Mix in the rocket and sprinkle the nuts on top.
Voila, a colorful and fun rice; I had this with lemon chicken; the two different citrus dishes were a nice combination.


‘If something is called wild rice I have to try it’ I thought when I saw this rice standing in the market next to all the other rice. When I opened the package at home I saw there was black and white rice inside, it did not get its name by its appearance apparently, so I made it a bit wilder by adding some color to it. This might be one of the most colorful rice dishes you have seen, it just makes you happy by looking at it. (Ottolenghi inspired, this kitchen is a never ending source of inspiration)




Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 5:53pm


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