nutritional information

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 331
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Total Fat: 19.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 359 mg
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 9 g
Vegan Gluten-Free

Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries and Mint

Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries and Mint

Serves 8

30 minutes or fewer

Elliott Prag, a cooking instructor at New York’s Natural Gourmet Institute, offers a culinary history lesson with this recipe. It calls for wild rice, dried cranberries, and maple syrup—all of them indigenous to North America.
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbs. grated orange zest
  • 2 Tbs. pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 10.5-oz. pkgs. fully cooked wild rice
  • ½ cup pine nuts (4 oz.)
  • ½ cup dried cranberries (2 oz.)
  • ½ cup fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, white and green parts thinly sliced (¼ cup)

Whisk together oil, orange juice, orange zest, maple syrup, and mustard in large bowl. Add rice, pine nuts, cranberries, mint, and green onions, and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. 

November/December 2008 p.38

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yum! loved it! took it to a potluck, came home with leftovers, and it is better a few days later after the flavors merge!

Susannah - 2014-12-09 20:00:59

I really like this for fall!

Megan - 2012-12-07 21:03:08

I didn't care for the flavor combination here. I much preferred the autumn rissoles.

Jodi Patel - 2012-12-06 01:28:10

This has become a family favorite. i cook the rice in vegetable stock for a little extra flavor. I also add some of the dressing to the hot rice but save some to finish the dish when I serve it. I serve it cold.

Linn - 2012-07-30 12:43:09

Is this served hot or cold?

Jeannine - 2011-11-22 18:42:41

So is the rice supposed to be hot when we mix it up, or cold?

Dennis Murphy - 2010-12-01 14:56:02

331 cal per serving is a surprise?!

chris - 2010-11-23 09:05:47

Absolutly wonderful, everyone I make it for demands the recipe!

tmj - 2009-05-31 20:24:53

I serve it chilled, I usually mix it when the rice is still hot but put it in the fridge for a bit.

tmj - 2011-12-16 16:18:59