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J. Alexander's Orzo and Wild Rice Salad

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recipe is ready in 30-60 minutes time: 30-60 minutes

serves/makes:   4


recipe id: 65327

J. Alexander's Orzo and Wild Rice Salad Recipe
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2 cups cooked orzo
1 cup cooked wild rice
3 tablespoons diced red onions
3 tablespoons currants
2 tablespoons corn niblets
3 tablespoons diced yellow bell pepper
3 tablespoons diced red bell pepper
3 tablespoons diced green bell pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup chopped parsley
***Orzo Dressing***
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/8 cup sweet white balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoon honey
1/4 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped


Cook orzo and wild rice per package directions; shock in cold water and refrigerate. Put all ingredients in a mixing bowl (including dressing) and toss well. Serve very cold.

Orzo Dressing: Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl, except the oil. Stir until well blended. While vigorously stirring the mixture, slowly add the oils. Refrigerate.


449 calories, 28 grams fat, 46 grams carbohydrates, 6 grams protein per serving.
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This is my favorite side dish ever . It is beautiful and extremely delicious !

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Super impressive salad! I was glad I chose it for the luncheon menu. Everyone really loved it.

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Amazing salad recipe. Very gourmet, good flavors, pretty, you just can't ask for more than that!

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My neighbor made this yesterday and I told her I loved it so much that I was going to write a review for it! It is incredible! I think she must have doubled the recipe so it works well if you do that. It's a really pretty salad too with all the different colors and the combination of orzo and wild rice.

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Big hit at family gathering. I tripled everything except the dressing, which I doubled. I also added crushed toasted pecans. Turned out great!

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Definitely a five! I serve this a lot. It is also a great dish to take to a luncheon or cookout!
Heavenly, Diabeticsâ¦.watch the carbs as it is loaded.

C. D.
Franklin, Tn

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My neice made this for a dinner and we love it. My husband doesn''t usually like this kind of food but he can't get enough of it. This is a keeper!!

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Made this for a party, It was wonderful, I changed out the Currants for Dried cranberry's, I will be making this again.

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