Bellepepper's Orzo and Wild Rice Salad

Bellepepper's Orzo and Wild Rice Salad

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"I enjoyed this salad at a well-known restaurant and when they wouldn't divulge the recipe, I created my own. Although a bit time consuming, everything can be prepared at least a day ahead, covered and refrigerated. I took this salad to the 2011 AR Buckeye Bash and am posting for those who requested the recipe. This salad may be served cold or at room temperature."
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30 m servings 297 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 297 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 15.3 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 37g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 6 mg
  • < 1%

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. Combine orzo, wild rice, orange bell pepper, red bell pepper, corn, currants, and red onion together in a large bowl.
  2. Blend vegetable oil, sugar, white wine vinegar, cider vinegar, minced onion, white pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and 1 pinch salt together in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  3. Mix pecans, almonds, and parsley into orzo mixture. Drizzle enough dressing to coat salad; toss to evenly coat. Season with salt and black pepper.



I submitted this recipe and wanted to pass along some info and tips. You can cook the orzo a few days in advance. Just drizzle the cooked orzo with just enough vegetable oil to very lightly coat...

Fantabulous stuff! I love wild rice and orzo, and the dressing is da bomb! It's one of those dishes I just want to eat and eat and eat. I did have to make some subs, dried cranberries instead of...

I have been making this quite often since Bellepepper brought it to the Buckeye Bash a few years ago. It is one of my favorite "go-to" salads for a BBQ with company (it also travels well)! I hav...

I get RAVE reviews every time I make this and never have leftovers as people take home as much as they can

Review originally posted July 2011 when the recipe was still a personal recipe: This salad is going on our family favourites list! I made the rice and orzo ahead of time then tossed everything b...

This was a great salad. I hate cooking orzo, so maybe I will try something else next time. I didn't have any white pepper or currants, so used dried cranberries and just went without the white...

Good and different. I didn't use the wild rice the first time. It was too expensive for an experiment. It was good without it.

Bellepepper, this recipe is worthy of 5 stars. I am a major tweaker, but I made it exact, even the sugar amount was bang on! The currants add a nice subtle, sweet taste. Since currants are so ti...

I've made this for several parties and now when I ask "what can I bring?", my friends' response is "that awesome rice salad!" My hubs loves it too, so I make a big batch and keep some home for h...