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SS #7 - Roasted Corn & Wild Rice Salad

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Lucky #7 was chosen by Deborah of Old Shoes - New Trip. I think we have another winner! Here are her notes.

I got this recipe on the internet a few years ago. Unfortunately, I can't remember where in order to give proper credit.

The recipe is very easy. It keeps well and freezes well. You can serve it both chilled or at room temperature. Great for picnics where you don't want to worry about spoilage.

Roasted Corn & Wild Rice Salad

Ingredients:

1 4 oz package - uncooked wild rice. (the original recipe called for wild rice blend, but I prefer the stronger flavors of only wild rice.)
2 cups - frozen roasted corn nibblets (I use Trader Joes)
1 cup - finely chopped celery
3/4 cup - shredded carrot
3/4 cup - Craisins
2/3 cup - toasted sunflower seeds
1/2 cup - finely chopped red onion
1/3 cup - raspberry vinegar
1 tbs - olive oil
1 tbs - low-sodium soy sauce
1 tsp - grated orange peel
1/2 tsp - pepper

Instructions:

Cook rice according to package directions: omit salt and fat. Cool.

Combine rice, corn and all other ingredients in a bowl; stir well; chill overnight to blend flavors.

Serve cold from fridge or bring to room temp if you prefer. (I like room temp., Dan likes cold)

This makes a pretty big batch, so you might want to halve it.


I made a few additions and substitutions. I probably added to all the veggies to make them one cup each - celery, shredded carrot, and red onion.

Regarding the Craisins, I intended to get orange cranberries at TJ's, but they were out. But, what I did find was a bag of Super Cranberry & Pomegranate Blend, which also included raspberries, cherries and black currants. It was delicious in the salad and healthy too! Next time I am going to try the orange cranberries, though,

The toasted sunflower seeds I got were unsalted. I am now wondering if the salted ones might have been more interesting - you know, the salty and sweet combination.


Here's all my ingredients - well, almost all, because I forgot to take the roasted corn out of the freezer until after I took the picture.
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Everything's all chopped!
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Ready for dinner:
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And here's the label from the Trader Joe's Super Cranberry & Pomegranate Blend:
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Comments (8)

Hmmm - just when I think that I am over my TJs envy you go and post something like this! LOL You're salad looks delicious. I'll be making mine for dinner tonight.

Yummy, love the idea of the super blend. And, as usual, your photos are great!

I agree with Jerry-no TJs here either. You salad looks wonderful. I loved this salad-one of my favorites so far.

I haven’t seen the fruit blend at my local TJs but I'll be looking for it soon. I 'm making the salad for lunch today. Love the photos!

Not TJs here either, you guys need to stop teasing us:)

Salad looks great, Nancy.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Nancy, your salad looks very delicious. I really like the way you photograph your ingredients. I tried this salad too and I really love it! Wouldn't mind making it again.

Have a great evening!

Marcia:

For some reason I had a Costco size bag of Craisins, other wise I would have right there with you. This is definitely a keeper for summer dinners.

Thanks for the head's up on that Super Blend; I am going to look for that the next time I go to TJ's.

I think I'll try salted nuts next time too. It was very good with unsalted but you are right, it will add another layer of flavor.

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