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Wild Rice Salad

 Wild Rice Salad
Since I spend part of my summers in northern Minnesota near the wild rice fields. I have tried many recipes featuring this delicious, nutty-flavored grain in the past 46 years. This salad is often requested by family and friends! —Florence Jacoby, Granite Falls, Minnesota
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 1 cup uncooked wild rice
  • Seasoned salt, optional
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1-1/2 cups halved green grapes
  • 1 cup sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 cup cashews, optional
  • Lettuce leaves


  • Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt or
  • substituting seasoned salt if desired. Drain well; cool to room
  • temperature. Spoon into a large bowl; add chicken, grapes, water
  • chestnuts and mayonnaise. Toss gently with a fork. Cover and chill.
  • Just before serving, add cashews if desired. Serve on lettuce leaves
  • or line a bowl with lettuce leaves and fill with salad. Yield: 6
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts:Diabetic Exchanges: One serving (prepared without cashews or additional salt) equals 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 vegetable, 1 fat; also, 318 calories, 229 mg sodium, 38 mg cholesterol, 40 gm carbohydrate, 19 gm protein, 10 gm fat.