Classic Minnesota Wild Rice Salad

Classic Minnesota Wild Rice Salad

Scott N

"Everyone really enjoys this salad; it features wild rice, chicken, and cashews along with plump juicy red grapes. Besides wild rice, the real star of this salad is the dressing that uses curry powder to provide a delicious and unique flavor. And like a lot of dishes, it is best served after sitting overnight to ensure all the flavors get a chance to know each other!!"
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2 h 45 m servings 521 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings


  • Calories:
  • 521 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 43.6 g
  • 67%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.5g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 11.8 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 913 mg
  • 37%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Bring the wild rice and chicken broth to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender but not mushy, 30 to 45 minutes. Drain off any excess liquid, fluff the rice with a fork, and cook uncovered 5 minutes more. Remove from heat and let the rice cool thoroughly in refrigerator, about 1 hour.
  2. Transfer wild rice to a large salad bowl and toss with cooked chicken, grapes, cashews, and water chestnuts. Whisk mayonnaise, seasoned salt, soy sauce, and curry powder in a separate bowl. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss again. Chill thoroughly, at least 1 hour or overnight for best flavor.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.


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I love wild rice salads, and this was a very tasty one. I left out water chestnuts (not my favorite food item), but otherwise I kept to the recipe. I used this to extend some leftovers, and I ...

This was a good salad. I made it exactly as written for a family gathering, and people enjoyed it. I also doubled the recipe and took it to a church function - no leftovers! I'm going to make ...

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