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Easy Holiday Wild Rice Salad

This easy wild rice side dish is perfect if you want to try something different. It comes together quickly thanks to Minute Rice® and is a fresh and light side dish to accompany a big meal.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 3-oz bags Minute Multi-Grain Medley (Brown Rice Red Rice Wild Rice and Quinoa), cooked cook according to package directions
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup peanuts, pistachios, or walnuts, chopped
  • 1 6-oz can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 3/4 cup diced celery
  • 2 tbsp orange juice you can also use the juice drained from can
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp sugar


  • Cook the rice and set aside to cool.
  • Place rice into medium sized bowl.
  • Add the cranberries, nuts, oranges and celery to the rice. Toss well.
  • Mix the orange juice, olive oil, salt and sugar in a small bowl using a small whisk. Mix until well combined.
  • Pour dressing over rice salad, toss lightly. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Serve chilled or at room temperature.


You can make the dressing extra special by adding a tablespoon of a lemon flavored balsamic vinegar.