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Holiday Wild Rice Salad, Minute Rice recipe, recipes with wild rice, holiday side dish, easy holiday recipe, citrus side dish, christmas recipe, thanksgiving recipe, recipes with rice

Holiday Wild Rice Salad

  • Author: Amber
  • Prep Time: 6
  • Cook Time: 1
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Holiday Wild Rice Salad is a wonderfully flavorful, yet really simple side dish made with Minute® Ready to Serve Brown & Wild Rice cups, pomegranate arils, mandarin oranges, parsley and pecan halves mixed together with a lemon-orange dressing.




  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons juice from orange (approx. 1/2 orange)
  • 1 Tablespoon juice from lemon (approx 1/2 lemon)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Ground pepper


  1. In the microwave, heat up the Minute® Ready to Serve Brown & Wild Rice Rice cups for 1 minute, 30 seconds. Remove from microwave and let cool.
  2. Remove the arils (seeds) from pomegranate, drain can of mandarin orange slices and chop fresh parsley.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add Minute® Ready to Serve Brown & Wild Rice Rice along with the pomegranate arils, orange slices, chopped parsley and pecan halves.
  4. Make the dressing. Add the olive oil, juice from orange, juice from lemon, honey and a little ground pepper to a small jar with lid. I use a little hand juicer for the orange and lemon. Shake and pour into the mixing bowl.
  5. Stir ingredients together and serve warm. If you want to serve this dish cold, place in the refrigerator for one hour before serving.


The recipe serves 4. Pictures are with the recipe doubled.

  • Category: Side
  • Method: Microwave

Keywords: rice, side dish, christmas, thanksgiving