Tested till perfect Curried Lentil, Wild Rice and Orzo Salad
Curried Lentil, Wild Rice and Orzo Salad
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Curried Lentil, Wild Rice and Orzo Salad

This innovative, cool salad partners deliciously with any main dish.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: July 2009

Recipe5 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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  • Portion size 12


  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupwild rice
  • 2/3 cup 2/3cupgreen lentils or brown lentils
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cuporzo pasta
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupcurrantcurrants
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupfinely chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupslivered almondalmonds, toasted


  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupwhite wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp 1tspground cumin
  • 1 tsp 1tspDijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspgranulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspturmeric
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppaprika
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspnutmeg
  • 1 pinch 1pinchcinnamon
  • 1 pinch 1pinchclovecloves
  • 1 pinch 1pinchcayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupcanola oil or vegetable oil
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In large pot of boiling salted water, cover and cook wild rice for 10 minutes.

Add lentils; boil for 20 minutes. Add orzo; cook just until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain well and transfer to large bowl. Add currants and onion.

Dressing: In small bowl, whisk together vinegar, cumin, mustard, sugar, salt, coriander, turmeric, paprika, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and cayenne; whisk in oil. Pour over rice mixture and toss gently.

Let cool; cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 4 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.) To serve, sprinkle salad with almonds.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 178 pro 6g total fat 8g sat. fat 1g
carb 22g fibre 3g chol 0mg sodium 178mg
potassium 231mg

% RDI:

calcium 2 iron 13 vit C 2 folate 30
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