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Chicken Wild Rice Salad Recipe

Chicken Wild Rice Salad Recipe

“I modified a recipe I received years ago and came up with this versatile salad. It's refreshing served cold on a hot day, but its equally tasty at room temperature or warmed in the microwave.” —Robin Thompson, Roseville, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/4 hours + chilling YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 cup cut fresh green beans
  • 1 cup cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring the water, rice, bouillon and butter to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45-60 minutes or until rice is tender. Drain if necessary; transfer to a large bowl and cool completely.
  • 2. Place green beans in a steamer basket; place in a small saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • 3. Add the chicken, tomato, onions and green beans to the rice; stir until blended. Combine the remaining ingredients; drizzle over mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 330 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 618 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 18 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.