Wild Rice and Lentil Salad

Wild Rice and Lentil Salad IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Wild Rice and Lentil Salad IMAGE

Wild rice is as Canadian as maple syrup and Bryan Adams. Blending it with traditional Indian spices, sweet currants and crunchy almonds makes a salad fit for any time of year.

  • Portion size 10 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: July 2013

Ingredients

  • 1 cup wild rice rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 can lentils drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup currant
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds toasted

Method

In small saucepan, bring rice and 4 cups water to boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer until most of the rice is split and tender, about 45 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Drain.

Meanwhile, in large bowl, whisk together coriander, cumin, turmeric, sugar, cinnamon, salt and pepper; whisk in vinegar and oil. Stir in lentils, red onion, parsley, currants and rice. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days.) Stir in almonds.

Nutritional facts Per each of 10 servings:about

  • Sodium 159 mg
  • Sugars 5 g
  • Protein 7 g
  • Calories 199.0
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Potassium 316 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 26 g

%RDI

  • Iron 18.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 44.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
  • Vitamin C 10.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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