Sunday, June 2, 2013

Wild Rice Salad

This wild rice salad is a family favorite and is welcome at all potluck dinners!  This version was made with chicken, but it is equally wonderful made with salmon!  Enjoy!

Wild Rice Salad

1 cup wild rice
Boil in 4 cups water for 45 minutes or until kernels start to split.  Drain and cool.

2 – 4 chicken breasts or 2 salmon fillets (or 1 – 2 cups cooked poultry or leftover fish)
            Poach for 6 – 8 minutes.  (cover with water, bring to a boil and simmer till done)

1 large bunch fresh basil (4 to 5 leafy stems – wash and remove woody stems and/or blossoms)
1/3 cup olive oil
clove garlic (I use several, depending on size – I like a lot of garlic)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
            Place all ingredients in blender until pureed.

Mix puree with wild rice, salmon or chicken, and any of the following ingredients:

Sliced green onion
Slivered almonds
Black olives – sliced
Celery, sliced
Artichoke hearts, cut into eighths
Chopped fresh tomato
Chopped bell pepper
Diced chives

Best if chilled a few hours before serving to allow flavors to blend.

*I usually make a double batch or 1 ½ recipe when taking to a pot luck.


  1. This sounds wonderful! Family coming for the weekend, so am adding this to the menu.

  2. This sounds great! Family coming for the weekend, so we're going to add this to the menu. Actually, it will be the only thing on the menu. I have so much faith in your recipes!

  3. It looks good, :) (We need a slurpy happy face icon.)

  4. Cynthia
    I made this tonight for our supper and it was delicious.
    Thank you for the recipe

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