California Wild Rice Recipes for Salads

California Wild Rice Recipes for Salads

Salad Recipes

The texture and nutty flavor of California Wild Rice is a natural for salads. Try tossing some leftover Wild Rice onto your favorite salad recipe.

Alfresco Chicken Salad
This composed salad pairs tender spirals of chicken and California Wild Rice with the bright flavors of the Mediterranean.

Artichoke Salad with California Wild Rice 
Simple yet elegant presentation of two California favorites, perfect for a Sunday Brunch.

California Grown Wild Rice Salad
A spring inspired California Wild Rice Salad including grilled chicken and asparagus.

California Wild Rice, Arugula, Grapefruit and Toasted Pecans
Refreshing Arugula salad accented with California Wild Rice, grapefruit and pecans.

Chicken Wild Rice Salad
Add a new twist on a classic summer time favorite. Wild rice takes a chicken salad from good to great!

Confetti Shrimp Salad
When it comes to California wild rice, Chef Homgren says she loves it for its versatility, rich color and for the nutritional value it provides as a whole grain food.

Duck Salad with California Wild Rice 
Superb for lunch or enjoy as your dinner entrée. Wonderful with chicken or turkey in lieu of the duck

Gingered California Wild Rice and Papaya Salad
Great as a spring or summer salad, or use as a side dish to duck, pork, or chicken.

Lentil Wild Rice Salad with Bean Sprouts
Simple yet delicious! Quick and easy doesn’t have to mean giving up flavor.

Tropical Wild Rice Medley Salad
A wonderful, refreshing summer salad. It looks spectacular in a clear glass-serving bowl and is lovely served on leaf lettuce with slices of ripe tomato and avocado.

Tuna and California Wild Rice Nicoise on Baby Greens
This starter recipe stands on its own as a savory side dish with a perfect pairing of Tuna and Wild Rice.

Wild and Brown Rice Massaged Kale Salad
This hearty salad is perfect for Meatless Friday Dinner.

Wild Rice and Barley Salad
Chef Been Koon Tan says: “I enjoy the nutty flavors that it (Wild Rice) imparts to my dish. The texture is also what I love about it because it gives a great toothsomeness”.

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Thanksgiving is a time for enjoying the bountiful gifts of the Earth.
For hundreds of years, Wild Rice has been a traditional ingredient of American feasts.  
Try one of these recipes and make Wild Rice part of your family’s Thanksgiving tradition.

Apple-Sage Wild Rice Stuffing
Mini Pumpkins stuffed with Wild Rice
California Wild Rice and Walnut Dressing
Wild Rice and sausage stuffing

Our Chef's Circle is continually developing new recipes and uses for wild rice especially with you, the professional chef, in mind.