Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Wild rice salad with mushrooms, cranberries and almonds

Dear all!!! First of all I wish everybody a very happy New Year and hope you all enjoyed your holidays! We had some quit but nice days at home as with both families so far away, we weren’t able to see them these holidays. But we have big plans for the new year and will hopefully see all soon again.
Coming to the recipe today- Wild rice is a nutritious, healthy grain for which we recently acquired a liking. It is nice as a side dish or like in this recipe, as a salad. Have a very nice day…!!


- 1 ½ cups wild rice
- 3 ½ cups vegetable broth
- 2 Tbsp. Canola oil
- 8 oz white mushrooms, sliced
- 1 medium shallot, chopped
- ½ cup chopped almonds, lightly toasted in a pan
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- Juice of ½ lemon
- handful Italian parsley leaves, chopped
- 1 Tsp.cumin powder
- Salt to taste
- Black pepper to taste


In a medium sauce pot heat 1 Tbsp. oil and add rice. Stir until well coated. Add the vegetable broth and let come to a boil. Simmer on medium heat for about 50 minutes or until almost all liquid is absorbed. Take off heat and let cool.
In a pan heat rest of oil and add shallot. Fry for 2-3 minutes, then add mushrooms and cook for some minutes till soft. Season with salt and black pepper. Take off heat.
In a bowl combine rice, almonds, cranberries, mushrooms, lemon juice, cumin, salt, black pepper and parsley. Mix well and serve at room temperature.
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