Crunchy wild rice salad with blackberry dressing

Prepare the wild rice up to 2 days in advance to make quick work of this gorgeous salad. A perfect accompaniment to any grilled or roasted meat, also a lovely side in a packed lunch. Serve warm or cold.

130 cal Serves 6
Prep time 0h 15m
Cook time 1h 0m
Total time 1h 15m
Crunchy wild rice salad with blackberry dressing in a wooden bowl.



  1. Step 1

    In a large saucepan, combine rice and water. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 45-60 minutes, until grains have started to pop. Remove from heat with lid still on and allow to stand for 30-60 minutes until desired texture is achieved. Drain and cool.
  2. Step 2

    In a large bowl, combine rice, celery, cucumber and green onion.
  3. Step 3

    Prepare dressing: Whisk well or use blender to combine ¼ cup (50 mL) of the blackberries, red wine vinegar, canola oil, sugar and pepper.
  4. Step 4

    When ready to serve, in a large bowl or individual plates, place rice mixture on bottom, sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup (50 mL) blackberries, pecans and drizzle attractively with dressing.

Nutritional information

Per serving (1 cup / 250 ml)

3 g
10 mg
135 mg
Total fat
7 g
Saturated fat
0,5 g
0 mg
16 g
2 g
3 g
Added sugars
1 g