The term ‘wild rice’ collectively stands for four species of grasses and the grain that is harvested from them. Although historically popular in Chinese as well as North American kitchens, the food is now a delicacy in Native American, while its use in Chinese cuisine has also become limited. Despite the etymology, wild rice is not directly related to Asian rice, though they are somewhat similar. Wild-rice grains have a chewy outer sheath with a tender inner grain that has a slightly vegetal taste. A great source of fiber and essential minerals such as phosphorus, zinc and foliate, it is a good idea to include wild rice in your meals. This wild rice salad is a great way of doing the same.
Loaded with healthy nuts, fruits, and good fats, the wild rice salad makes for a complete meal and, needless to say, is uber delicious as well. Follow the recipe below to toss up a wholesome wild rice salad.
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