Nutty Wild Rice Salad with Kiwifruit and Red Grapes Recipe -

Nutty Wild Rice Salad with Kiwifruit and Red Grapes

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  1. Place broth in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Add rice, reduce heat to low, and simmer, covered, for 45 minutes, or until tender. Drain excess liquid, cover and let cool.
  2. Whisk together lemon juice, oil, and honey in a small bowl until honey is dissolved. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place cooled rice in a salad bowl, along with kiwi, red grapes and pecans. Add dressing, and gently toss.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 09, 2005

This recipe is loved by our family. We make it for holiday supper. People are generally hesitant to try it, but once they do, they are hooked. I always keep my toasted pecans on the side and let people add them on top. That way they stay crispy.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 28, 2005

This was only OK. The kiwi and grape added nice flavor, but I could not taste the dressing at all. If I make it again, I will try to add some zip to the dressing with garlic or paprika or ginger.


16 Ratings

Jun 08, 2003

Excellent! good as a sandwich or wrap filler, too. Try dried carnberries instead of grapes.

Dec 25, 2005

I thought that the lemon with the rice was a very odd flavor. I had to add some onion, garlic and ginger to dress it up before I even considered serving it. It was much better with the additional flavors. I also added more olive oil. I won't make this salad again in it's original form.

Feb 19, 2008

I took a reviewer's advice and added a little garlic and ginger to the dressing. I thought it was really good- my husband loved it. I left out the kiwis because they didn't look fresh in the store. Served it with grilled chicken breast. Great for a light and refreshing meal. We'll likely fix this a lot during warm weather.

Aug 19, 2005

My husband and I have made this recipe numerous times for guests, and each time at least one person asks for the recipe. Great summer side dish in lieu of potatoes! We use more pecans than the recipe calls for. Thanks Christine!

Nov 25, 2003

Wow, what a delicious blend of flavors. I loved the dressing especially. :) My friend and I ate the whole portion (4 servings!) ourselves. Yum.

Mar 11, 2010

I served the sauce on the side. Everyone tried it, but chose to not add it to their entire portion. Fun way to serve rice and kiwi, though. Used a "wild blend of gourmet brown rice," so it was kind of sticky. Guessing that's not the case with regular wild rice, but we like brown rice. This has opened my eyes to serving rice with fruit! Pecans were great as a topping. Will not make the sauce again. Will also try the dried canberries another reviewer suggested.


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  • Calories
  • 248 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.9 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 5.2 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 4.3 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 6.9 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 5 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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