Curried Lentil, Wild Rice and Orzo Salad

Curried Lentil, Wild Rice and Orzo Salad 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Curried Lentil, Wild Rice and Orzo Salad 150

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

  • Portion size 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup wild rice
  • 2/3 cups green lentils
  • 2/3 cups brown lentils
  • 1/2 cup orzo pasta
  • 1/2 cup currant
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup slivered almond toasted
Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 pinch clove
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

Method

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 facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 178 mg
  • Protein 6 g
  • Calories 178.0
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Potassium 231 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 22 g

%RDI

  • Iron 13.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 30.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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