This is from Laura.

I use this one for pot-lucks and picnics.  I will also make a big bowl of it and just leave it in the fridge, and we eat off of it for several days.  It’s easy, fast, and very tasty.  Also, you can make it different each time.  I usually make it according to what’s fresh at the Farmer’s Market that weekend.

wild rice salad




  • 2/3 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups chopped or “tiny” veggies, like corn, peas, carrots, sweet pepper, asparagus, broccoli, etc.  Whatever you like
  • 1/2 cup sunflower kernels.  Pine nuts or other nuts, like walnuts, may be substituted, as well.  Whatever will give the salad some crunch
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup fat-free Italian salad dressing




In a small saucepan, bring the rice and water to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until rice is tender. Drain and place in a bowl. Refrigerate until chilled. Add the remaining ingredients; toss to coat. Yield: 6 servings. 

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8 Responses to WILD RICE SALAD from Laura

  1. Sue says:

    Hey, it’s not potato salad! Just teasing everyone! I still think we need a get together for all those recipes. Anyway, this sounds yummy and soooo easy. Thanks!

  2. starlaschat says:

    Time to get the pen out Ive been writing all these done. Ya my printers broken. LOL I can’t wait to try them all. It’s so nice to have Summer dishes, our Family seems to visit more in the Summer a lot of my dishes or Winter Fare.

  3. Karen Joy says:

    OH this sounds awesome.I love wild rice.Think I’ll make this this weekend.Sounds healthier to.We are trying that route in our house so I will limit the potatoe salad with all its mayo(much to my husbands dismay..its his fav.)This sounds nice and light..thank you!

  4. Just a Mom says:

    This sounds great! I am loving all these new recipes!

  5. nikki says:

    This does sound pretty good!! Bailey doesn’t digest wild rice very well but I know I will like it! I love anything with Italian dressing in it! Thanks Laura!

  6. nora@ffr says:

    yumm!! easy and looking fabulous 🙂 cant wait to try this out.. thank you for sharing laura.. you are doing a great job.. i love trying new recipes 🙂 will let ye know how it turned out..

  7. YUM!!!! We live on pasta salads in the summer, but I think we would all enjoy this as well…..thanks!

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