Wild Black Rice Salad

Wild Black Rice Salad

May Ly

One ofย my favourite entertaining recipes at the moment is this Wild Black Rice Salad as you can make it the day before and leftovers store in the fridge for a few days. It’s a winner every time I serve it and it pays to double the quantity to make sure there are leftovers for lunch the next few days.

It’s also been really exciting to incorporate a little rice back in occasionally, I especially love the balance of sweet raisins, crunchy almonds, sunflower seeds and a tangy tamari dressing with fresh fragrant coriander. Salad’s can be so morish!

Wild Black Rice Salad
Wild Black Rice Salad

Wild Black Rice Salad

Serves 4

You will need:

  • 1 cup wild black rice
  • 1 large carrot (or 2 medium) grated or julienned with a mandolin
  • 1 small spinach onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chopped coriander
  • 1/2 cup chopped spring onion
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds (or preferred seeds)
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds (or preferred seeds for nut free version)

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Wild Black Rice Salad

Method:

  • Cook rice as per instructions on packet and allow to cool
  • While rice is cooling, julienne carrots using a mandolin or zoodle grater (a standard grater will work but won’t give the nice crunchy texture) and ย place in large mixing bowl
  • Thinly slice Spanish onion and add to bowl
  • Reserve 1 tbsp of seeds and almonds then add the rest to bowl
  • Add cooled rice to bowl
  • Mix dressing ingredients and add to bowl, mixing well
  • Reserve 2 tbsp of fresh coriander and spring onion then add the rest to the bowl and gently mix through
  • Plate rice salad and garnish with reserved herbs, almonds and seeds
Wild Black Rice Salad
Wild Black Rice Salad

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Hope you enjoy!
May xx
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Wild Black Rice Salad
 
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Wild Black Rice Salad
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • You will need:
  • 1 cup wild black rice
  • 1 large carrot (or 2 medium) grated or julienned with a mandolin
  • 1 small spinach onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chopped coriander
  • ½ cup chopped spring onion
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds (or preferred seeds)
  • ¼ cup chopped almonds (or preferred seeds for nut free version)
  • For the dressing:
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
Instructions
  1. Method:
  2. Cook rice as per instructions on packet and allow to cool
  3. While rice is cooling, julienne carrots using a mandolin or zoodle grater (a standard grater will work but won't give the nice crunchy texture) and ย place in large mixing bowl
  4. Thinly slice Spanish onion and add to bowl
  5. Reserve 1 tbsp of seeds and almonds then add the rest to bowl
  6. Add cooled rice to bowl
  7. Mix dressing ingredients and add to bowl, mixing well
  8. Reserve 2 tbsp of fresh coriander and spring onion then add the rest to the bowl and gently mix through
  9. Plate rice salad and garnish with reserved herbs, almonds and seeds