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Wild and Brown Rice Salad

Our rice salad, which can be served chilled or at room temperature, includes three types of the grain -- wild, brown, and brown basmati -- as well as tomatoes, cucumber, celery, onion, and peppers. Any combination of rice or commercial blend of rice would work well in this recipe.

  • Servings: 10
Wild and Brown Rice Salad

Photography: Richard Gerhard Jung

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2001


For the Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard

For the Salad

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked wild rice, made according to package directions; 3 cups cooked brown and/or brown basmati rice (about 1 1/3 cups uncooked), made according to package directions
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 seedless cucumber, quartered lengthwise and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 6 ounces red cherry tomatoes, quartered


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, and mustard; set aside.

  2. Place the wild rice, brown rice, yellow pepper, red onion, celery, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and cilantro in a medium bowl. Add the dressing, and toss well to combine. Transfer to a serving bowl.

Reviews (4)

  • ashanderson001 15 Jan, 2011

    One of those very VERY good tasting dishes that doesn't taste as healthy as it actually is! :) Just be careful with the onions. I used 1/2 of a large onion and it gets a bit overpowering... next time I'd use a smaller one or cut it down to 1/3.

  • FNPathome 8 Sep, 2010

    Loved this dish! I will definitely be using this recipe many more times. I just used the rice that I had on hand - beautiful and yummy.

  • magdareichenberg 15 Jan, 2009

    you can't go wrong with this salad ... delicious always a hit. I prepared twice as the recipe. The 3rd time I did not have rice I substituted the rice with burgul#4 (can be purchased from Middle Eastern stores)....

  • ktandan101 19 Dec, 2008

    This salad is amazing. You can cut down the quantity for two people if you simply remember the wild rice to brown rice ratio = 1:2. So for every one amt of wild race you take, double the quantity of brown rice.

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