nutted wild rice salad

21st February 2012


Sometimes, just a very slight change in your daily rhythm can make a big difference in how you feel…..

Why not go outside to your favourite place in the garden or a favourite corner in your home and take a few minutes to pause – to find your balance.

Your centre.

All healing flows

from this point.


nutted wild rice salad

Inspired by this post and her amazing talent in capturing a beautiful moment

Wild rice is not a true rice.  The grains are seeds of a North American aquatic grass.  This is why it gives off an oceanic aroma when cooking which is not reflected in its taste.  It has a distinctive nutty flavour and as it cooks, the grains pop open and curl attractively.  Wild rice is never refined.

ingredients :

1 cup raw wild rice (preferably soak overnight as this releases all their nutrients and makes for easier digestion)

5½ cups water

1 cup shelled pecan halves

zest from 1 orange

¼ cup chopped fresh mint

¼ cup flax seed oil/olive oil (I use a mixture of both)

cup fresh orange juice

1 teaspoon salt

freshly ground black pepper, to taste

preparation :

Rinse the rice thoroughly under cold water.

Place in a medium-sized heavy saucepan.  Add the water, and bring to a rapid boil.  Adjust the heat to a gentle simmer, and cook, uncovered, for 45 minutes.  After 30 minutes, check the rice for doneness; you don’t want it to get too soft.  Place in a colander and allow the rice to drain.  Transfer the drained rice to a bowl.

Dry roast the pecans in a frying pan.  Drizzle two tablespoons of maple syrup over the nuts and mix thoroughly.  Turn off heat and allow to cool.

Add the remaining ingredients to the rice, except the pecans, and toss gently.  Adjust the seasoning to taste.  Let the mixture stand to allow the flavours to develop.   Just before serving, mix in the pecans.  Serve at room temperature.

Goodness shared from Stacey

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1 comment

  • Kristin

    Dearest Stacey,

    It is still dark out, there is a heavy fog, like a steaming pot.

    Yours is the sight I go to for sunshine and beauty and smiles. They are always there.

    Your words capture Truth and settle at the core of my heart. I will copy them down on a slip of paper to stick in a prominent place for spotting and remembering…

    The pictures invite me into your day, to your table, to gaze at your garden. Thank you.

    The food, well, I want to share it with you and your family…..


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