suntimes
CRISP 
Weather Updates

Make wild rice the star of your salad

This July 22 2013 phoshows recipe for herbed wild rice salad with apricots blueberries. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

This July 22, 2013 photo shows a recipe for herbed wild rice salad with apricots and blueberries. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

storyidforme: 53652924
tmspicid: 19843404
fileheaderid: 9087834
Article Extras
Story Image

Wild rice seemed to have its moment back in the ’90s. That’s roughly when Americans first seemed to discover there was more to the rice world than long grain white.

Since then, wild rice (and yes, we know it’s really a grass, not a true rice) seems to have lost its luster. People moved on to all the many other new and exciting grains that have come along since, things like quinoa and farro, not to mention the many designer and heirloom rices now lining grocers’ shelves.

But we still have a soft spot for the tender, nutty chew of wild rice. So we created a cool, sweet summer salad to show off just how delicious it can be.

AP



© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit www.suntimesreprints.com. To order a reprint of this article, click here.