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Brown and Wild Rice Salad

This wild rice salad, developed by the Light & Tasty Test Kitchen, is twice as nice since it stars both brown and wild rice! Tangy raspberry vinegar complements the nutty flavor of the rice, while dried cranberries provide unexpected bursts of sweetness.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 cup brown rice, cooked
  • 1 cup wild rice, cooked
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large bowl, combine the rice, onion, cranberries, pecans and parsley. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper. Pour over salad and toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 343 calories, 12g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 450mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 5g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • lwysewest
    Jul 23, 2012

    Love this salad. It does take longer to make when you use regular brown rice, so I try to plan ahead and make brown rice earlier in the week with a meal. I make sure to cook enough to have leftover brown rice for this tasty salad. One change I made is to use bottled raspberry pecan vinaigrette because I had it in the frig from another recipe.

  • MBilllman
    Sep 5, 2011

    I like this and so did other adults at our gathering, but it's not appealing to kids so I probably won't make it again for many years.

  • grannygourmet
    Apr 16, 2011

    I was hoping my family would like this since it is certainly a healthy one. But, none of us really cared for it. Everyone agreed it was just "okay," but no one wanted it to be a repeat at our house.

  • Aula
    Jun 28, 2010

    Delicious salad. I made only one change, cutting the salt in half.

  • lisamg57
    Jun 27, 2010

    It's wonderful! It does take longer and is more healthy if you use long cooking rice! The instant or semi instant has lost some of the nutrients when in process!

  • deb byers
    Oct 11, 2009

    No comment left

  • ncarmichael
    Jun 7, 2008

    This recipe is a winner! I teach cooking classes and more importantly nutrition classes - this meets all of our requirements. But best of all - everyone who samples this salad wants the recipe.Thanks so much,Nancy Carmichael,Boston Bar, BC, Canada