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Here’s what Anna had to say about her Wild Rice Salad recipe:
I just wanted to share the idea since it isn’t getting cooler any time soon. In these hot summer days who wants to hang around a hot kitchen? Not me. I used a cool morning to cook up a batch of rice and then made this, using herbs and fresh peas from my local box.
This was made as a side dish, but can easily be a main dish for a vegetarian. Amounts can vary based upon how many you need to feed and if you want leftovers. I didn’t measure much of anything exactly, but with many years of cooking experience I call myself a “dump cook” anyway – I dump in whatever looks good and is on hand.
Wild Rice Salad
Wild Rice – cooked until tender, then cooled (I cook with chicken stock)
Brown Rice – cooked until tender, then cooled (I cook with chicken stock)
Creamer peas – cooked until tender, then cooled
Scallions, chopped – both white and green parts
Fresh herbs of your choosing (mint and cilantro worked for me)
Dried fruit – chopped if large like apricots, whole if raisins for dried cranberries
Chopped nuts, toasted or untoasted – I used toasted, sliced almonds
A light vinaigrette dressing with your choice of acid and oil – I used olive oil with lemon and orange juice for the acids.
All the ingredients were mixed together, then dressed and allowed to sit and marinate together for a while before serving. Salt and pepper can be added to taste, just as you can vary the add-ins to what you like and what you have handy. I think of this as a formula rather than a recipe.