wild rice salad with toasted nuts & grapes

wild rice salad/feature Like wine, women and some songs, this salad also improves with age, thanks to hearty wild rice. This is once again,  a method, so use whatever vegetables you have to chop and toss in – the must-haves are the grapes & toasted nuts, but especially the grapes! Dumb it down for a light side dish, or pump it up for a hearty main by adding cooked chicken, shrimp, steak or pork. And FYI, wild rice is not actually rice at all, it’s a seed from marsh grass. So for those of you watching your carb intake, knock yourself out! It’s chewy, it’s nutty and it’s absolutely delicious. Aside from this salad, cook up a cup or two, and have it on hand to toss into all sorts of dishes – soups, omelettes, frittatas, muffins, cookies, pancakes, crêpes – it is a little pricey, so this is a great way to stretch your stash! click here to jump down to the wild rice with toasted nuts & grapes recipe wild rice salad 1

1. Get your wild rice cooked and cooled.

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2. Get your supporting players sorted out and start prepping.

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3. Dice up the veg.

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4. Halve the grapes.

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5. Chop the parsley.

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6. Break down the nuts.

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7. And start assembling your salad – stir the diced vegetable into the wild rice.

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8. Give it a good mix.

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9. Add the nuts.

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10. Give it another mix.

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11. Next are the grapes, be gentle.

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12. Then the parsley.

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13. Time to dress – a few glugs of olive oil, the same of balsamic vinegar.

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14. Finish with a few good cracks of black pepper & salt. Let your tastebuds be your guide. Taste, taste, taste and adjust accordingly.

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15. Pile it on to a platter and dig in!

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