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Long Grain and Wild Rice Salad with Blue Cheese, Cranberries and Walnuts

Prep Time
30
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
30
min.
Servings

4 servings

Add blue cheese crumbles, dried cranberries and toasted walnuts to a blend of long-grain white and wild rice to make this showstopping side dish.

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Make It

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  • Cook rices in separate saucepans as directed on packages. Cool slightly.
  • Mix rices, cheese, cranberries, walnuts and onions in medium bowl. Add dressing; mix lightly. Cover.
  • Refrigerate at least 1 hour to allow flavors to blend. Serve on lettuce-covered salad plates.

Size Wise

You'll know it's a special occasion when you enjoy a serving of this salad.

Food Facts

Did you know that wild rice is not a rice at all but a long-grain marsh grass? Stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark place, wild rice will keep almost indefinitely. Be sure to clean wild rice before cooking. Place the rice in a bowl, fill with cold water and stir a few times. Set aside for a several minutes to allow any matter to float to the surface, then pour off the water.

Servings

  • 4 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 460
Total fat 26g
Saturated fat 7g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 860mg
Carbohydrate 45g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 16g
Protein 10g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 8 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a wonderful recipe. This is a wonderful recipe. I have made it several times and it always pleases my guests! I like it better after it has been refrigerated overnight because it softens the cranberries and highlights the sweet-sour aspect of the salad.
Date published: 2004-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is not only a wonderful dish as far as taste,it has such flavor and texture. This is not only a wonderful dish as far as taste,it has such flavor and texture. It is also a GREAT dish for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday(great colors) and for those that do not eat meat it's a great non-meat dish....
Date published: 2003-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My guests liked it very much. My guests liked it very much. Next time I make it, I am going to use a wild rice / brown rice mix; eliminate the(2) saucepans of rice cooking. Also, I think pecans would go well with this recipe.
Date published: 2011-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! Wonderful! We shared this with our "gourmet" group and they asked for the recipe - that means it is good!
Date published: 2004-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A colorful dish with an excellent melding of flavors. A colorful dish with an excellent melding of flavors. Perfect for everyday or a special occasion.
Date published: 2003-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from How to fake gourmet: this easy recipe! How to fake gourmet: this easy recipe! Has become my staple show-off recipe.
Date published: 2007-09-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from easy, colorful, something different easy, colorful, something different
Date published: 2003-12-19
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