Looking for a delicious salad recipe? Then check out this creamy wild rice and fruit salad which is perfect to serve on hot summer days. It’s a colorful rice salad dish perfect for barbecues or buffets.
Fruity Rice Salad
3 Sticks celery
125 g/4 oz Skinless chicken breast
125 g/4 oz Ready-to eat dried dates
125 g/4 oz Ready-to-eat dried apricots
175 g/6 oz Mixed basmati and wild rice
300 ml/1/2 pint Chicken or vegetable stock
For the dressing:
4 tablespoon Lemon juice
2 tablespoon Sunflower oil
1 tablespoon White wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoon Clear honey, warmed
Freshly ground black pepper
6 spring onions
Sprigs of fresh coriander
Place the rice in a pan of boiling salted water and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Rinse thoroughly with boiling water and reserve.
Meanwhile wipe the chicken and place in a shallow saucepan with the stock.
Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked thoroughly and the juices run clear.
Leave the chicken in the stock until cool enough to handle, then cut into thin slices.
Chop the apricots and dates into small pieces. Peel any tough membranes from the outside of the celery and chop into dice. Fold the apricots, dates, celery and sliced chicken into the warm rice.
Make the dressing by whisking all the ingredients together in a small bowl until mixed thoroughly. Pour 2-3 tablespoons over the rice and stir in gently and evenly. Serve the remaining dressing separately.
There’s much to entice about this side with rice, it’s delicious and it’s also low in price! It’s definitely a simple fruity rice salad recipe for you to cook a great meal for your family and friends.