Gingered California Wild Rice and Papaya Salad

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Great as a spring or summer salad, or use as a side dish to duck, pork, or chicken.

~Executive Chef Collin Moody~
Asilomar Conference Grounds
Pacific Grove, California

Makes 6 servings

  • 4 cups Cooked California Wild Rice,                                                            well drained and cooled
  • 1 cup Ripe Hawaiian, or Mexican Papaya,                                                    cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup Diced red pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • ½ cup Finely diced red onion
  • Dressing:
  • 1 Tablespoon Lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 Large clove garlic, minced
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp Chili flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Garnish:
  • 1/3 cup Shelled pumpkin seeds,                                                                 lightly toasted (optional)
Cooking Instructions:

Combine rice, papaya, red pepper, cilantro and onion in serving bowl.
In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients.

Pour over salad and gently stir to combine well.

Let rest in refrigerator for 1 hour to overnight.

Just before serving, fold in the toasted Pumpkin seeds.

Nutrition facts per serving: Calories 147; Calories from Fat .5g; Cholesterol 0mg; Protein 5g; Carbohydrates 33g; 33g; Fiber 3g; Iron 1mg; Sodium 6mg; Calcium 19mg; Vitamin A 838 IU; Vitamin C 41mg.

This recipe was developed for the California Wild Rice Advisory Board by Executive Chef Collin Moody, Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, California
Compliments of California Wild Rice Advisory Board
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Always in Season


The warm days of summer beckon a lighter fare with plenty of nutrition for active lifestyles. Try one of these favorites:

Tropical wild rice medley salad
Gingered California Wild Rice and Papaya Salad
Wild Rice Crepes with Chili Lime Shrimp
Creamy Wild Rice Dessert
Zucchini Stuffed with California Wild Rice

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