Wild rice salad with orange, pistachios and wild rocket


Brown rice is a complex carbohydrate and a slow-release energy source. The rice, broad beans and nuts add flavour and texture to the salad and offer a host of essential vitamins and minerals.


450g brown basmati and wild rice
300g shelled broad beans, or frozen broad beans
1 large orange, grated zest and juice
Bunch of salad onions, finely chopped
50g pistachios, chopped
110g pack Waitrose wild rocket


1. Cook the rice in a large pan of water for 25 minutes. Add the beans and cook for a further 2-3 minutes until the beans and rice are tender and cooked.

2. Drain well and tip into a large serving bowl. Add the orange zest and juice and salad onions and leave to cool.

3. To serve, fold the pistachios and rocket leaves through the rice salad, and season to taste.

Cook’s tip

Toasting the pistachios really brings out the fl avour. Spread out on a baking sheet and cook at 170°C, gas mark 3 for 10 minutes until golden.

Wild rice salad with orange, pistachios and wild rocket
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes 40 minutes

Serves: 6

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 1522.976kJ
Fat 7.5g
Saturated Fat 1.4g
Carbohydrate 61.9g
Sugars 3.2g
Salt 0.1g

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This recipe was first published in Tue Aug 09 15:24:24 BST 2011.