Moroccan Wild Rice Salad
 
 
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Recipe type: Salad
Ingredients
  • 1 cup mixed wild rice
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 green or yellow zucchini
  • 1 cup cooked garbanzo beans, from a can
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 tomato
  • ½ red onion
  • ½ cup dried apricots
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 1 bunch cilantro leaves
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup almond slices and1 lemon, to garnish
  • Lettuce leaves, to serve
  • Salt to taste
Directions
  1. Cut the zucchini into bite sized pieces.
  2. Cook the wild rice, according to package instructions, along with the soy sauce and salt to taste.
  3. When the rice is cooked, turn off the heat and place the zucchini pieces on top of the rice. Cover the pan and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Thinly slice the red onion, pepper and tomato.
  5. Slice the apricots thinly.
  6. Chop the cilantro.
  7. Mix together the vegetables, garbanzo beans, sliced apricots, raisins, and chopped cilantro.
  8. Set a frying pan on low heat and dry roast the coriander powder for 1 minute.
  9. Add the turmeric powder and continue roasting for another minute.
  10. Add the curry powder and chili powder and remove from the heat and keep stirring till cool.
  11. In a large bowl, mix the rice vinegar, lemon juice and honey.
  12. Add the roasted powders and mix well to make the dressing.
  13. Add the cooked rice to the dressing. Mix well.
  14. Add the vegetables-beans-fruits-cilantro combination and mix well.
  15. Serve on a bed of lettuce leaves, garnished with almond sliced and lemon wedges.
Recipe by Pepper Route at http://pepperroute.com/moroccan-wild-rice-salad/