BM# 68-Cooking Carnival: Day 9
Theme of Week 2: Whole Grains in Salads
Dish: Wild Rice & Baby Greens Salad
Wild rice is not directly related to our white or brown Asian rice, although they can be considered as close cousins. Wild rice has a chewy outer sheath with a tender inner grain. The plants grow in shallow water in small lakes and slow-flowing streams.
September happens to be Whole Grains month and it is also National Rice month. Wild rice is slightly higher in protein than most other whole grains and is a good source of fiber, folate, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, Vitamin B6 etc.
My husband loves wild rice and so I keep new recipes for him. Wild rice takes quite a bit of time to cook, almost an hour, so plan accordingly. Original recipe used Fuju persimmon in the salad, but I added some apple instead. This is a simple, yet tasty salad that is sweet, tangy, nutty and earthy.