July 18, 2010

Cookin' with Q: Wild Rice & Chicken Salad

Since its been so hot out, its the perfect time to share with you the Wild Rice & Chicken Salad recipe that my mom loves. I made it this weekend for Gennylite's baby shower and it was delish!

Wild Rice & Chicken Salad
Ingredients: (i made this for the Shower so you can probably use a smaller amount)
2 boxes Wild Rice w/Seasonings, 2-3 boneless chicken breasts, 1 lemon, 2 avocados, 1 red pepper, 1 cup sliced almonds

Ingredients for Dressing:
2 garlic cloves (minced), 1 tsp sugar, 1 tbsp dijon mustard, 1/4 rice vinegar, 1/4 veggie oil, salt'n'peppa to taste

Cook rice, and cook chicken. I poached it with garlic and herbs, because I'm classy like that.
I pulled the chicken apart like string cheese. Then I threw it in with the rice.
Then add the lemon and the chopped up red pepper.

Mix up all of the dressing ingredients and throw it in the food processor. Me being an awesome blogger did not capture this via digicam. But I DID put it in the refrigerator for 1 hour to cool before mixing it in with the rest of the salad.

For the candied almonds, throw the almonds on a frying pan with a little bit of butter. Sprinkle some sugar on them and mix it around until it turns a light golden brown. Note: it totally burned the first time I did it, so I had to do it again and make sure not to leave them on for too long. (2 minutes tops). Burnt almonds are no ones friends.

I then went to L-lo's house with the rice mix in one container, the dressing in another, and the candied almonds in a sandwich bag. Right before we served the food, I cut the avocados up into little pieces and mixed all of the ingredients into this pretty serving bowl. This cold salad was perfect for a hot humid day!

Baby Shower post coming soon!! It was SUCH a great time

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Susan said...

Looks delish! We got like a hundred cookbooks from my shower, I really need to start getting more creative like this in the kitchen.

Katelin said...

wow that sounds so tasty. love it.

We Are Not Martha said...

Yum, this looks fabulous! Perfect partyyy food. Can't wait to see more of the baby shower!


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