Orange-pistachio wild rice salad

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time55 mins
  • Serves6
  • DifficultyEasy

For the rice

130g brown rice
130g wild rice
750ml low-sodium chicken broth
1 orange, peel and pith removed, segmented and sliced
10 large basil leaves, sliced into ribbons
35g minced red onion
3 tbsps chopped pistachios, lightly toasted
1 tsp finely grated orange zest

For the dressing

185ml red wine vinegar
60ml olive oil
15ml orange juice
1 1/2 tsps Dijon mustard
1 tsp honey
1/4 tsp salt

1) Combine brown rice, wild rice and chicken broth in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to a simmer and cook until all water is evaporated and rice is fully cooked, about 45 to 55 minutes. Remove from heat and cool completely.

2) When rice is cool, add orange slices, basil, red onion, pistachios and orange zest; mix to incorporate.

3)Combine the red wine vinegar, olive oil, orange juice, mustard, honey and salt in a metal bowl and whisk to incorporate.

4) Pour over rice mixture and toss to incorporate; serve.

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