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  • Basmati And Wild Rice Salad With Tangerines And Pine Nuts

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    Ingredients

    • 1 c. wild rice
    • 7 c. water Salt
    • 1/2 c. basmati rice rinsed and liquid removed
    • 3/4 c. tangerine juice about 4 tangerines
    • 1/2 c. dry currants
    • 3 x tangerines Champagne wine vinegar
    • 2 Tbsp. light extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 Tbsp. pine nuts toasted

    Directions

    1. Place the wild rice in a large saucepan; cover with 1 qt water, add in 1/2 tsp. salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a gentle boil; cover and cook till the grains are tender but still chewy, about 30 to 35 min.
    2. Bring the remaining 3 c. water to a boil in a medium-size saucepan; add in the basmati rice and 1/2 tsp. salt. Cook for 8 to 10 min, till just tender. Drain and cold, then add in to the wild rice.
    3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat the tangerine juice just to boiling; pour over the currants to plump them. Peel and section the tangerines, removing the seeds and threads.
    4. Toss the rice with the currants, tangerine juice, 1/2 Tbsp. Champagne vinegar, and the extra virgin olive oil. If necessary, adjust the seasoning with salt and a splash of vinegar. Add in the tangerines and the toasted pine nuts just before serving at room temperature.
    5. VARIATION: Use oranges and their juice in place of tangerines. Using a sharp knife, remove the peel and white pith from the orange by slicing off the top and bottom, then working down the sides. Hold the orange over a bowl to catch the juice and cut each section loose by slicing down next to the membrane.

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