I had a very busy weekend catching up with my old school friends for lunch on Saturday, which is always fun and then I had 7 people over for a plant based feast of a lunch on Sunday! Everyone loved all the food, and there was a LOT of food! This fantastic Wild Rice Salad was one of the dishes accompanying the main course and everyone was raving about it!
So I thought I'd share the recipe. There was some left over since the recipe makes a lot so Alastair took it for his lunch with some feta cheese, nothing goes to waste in our house, especially not delicious food!
This is a beautiful salad, packed full of the most delicious, nutritious and colourful ingredients. There are so many flavours and textures going on here all resulting in a wonderfully taste bud tingling sensation. From the spicy crunch of the radishes to the sweetness of the raisins, the saltiness from the sun dried tomatoes to the zingy freshness of the lime dressing this is an absolutely winning combination and definitely one to impress your friends!
Big thanks to my Twitter pal, Lee Watson over at The Beach House Kitchen for the original recipe which I adapted slightly! I used a combination of Red Camargue & Wild Rice, from Waitrose, since Wild Rice is rather expensive and not that easy to find. You could use any combination of rice but preferably brown rice. There are quite a few rice mixtures available with wild rice.
I didn't have any dill or chives so I left both out and it was still delicious.! I had half a pomegranate to use up so added the seeds which worked really well!
I hope you give this recipe a go, I can guarantee it will become a favourite!
Ingredients (serves 4-6)
For the dressing
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