Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wild Rice With Grilled Veggies

I was skeptical to try wild rice first, not sure how it will taste. I never had just the wild rice before, first few times I tried ready to make rice packets you get in grocery stores and I liked the texture, though there was not much of wild rice in it. But finally I got wild rice packet from store and tried making this wild rice salad and it turned out really great. Hope that you will like it too. 

Ingredients

1/2 cup wild rice uncooked
1 small zucchini cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
1/2 red bell pepper deseeded
1/2 green bell pepper deseeded
Couple of broccoli florets
Red wine Vinaigrette(recipe follows)
For Vinaigrette
3 tbs red wine vinegar
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 tbs honey
Approximately 6 tbs olive oil
Salt and pepper as per taste

Method
Cook wild rice according to package instructions. Drain and keep aside. To grill veggies preheat gas grill or barbecue grill. Grill all the veggies until nicely charred. Let the veggies cool. Prepare vinaigrette mixing all the ingredients together and whisk until nicely combined. Combine wild rice, grilled veggies and vinaigrette together and let the vinaigrette infuse into rice and veggies. That surely is a nice and healthy meal to enjoy on summer evening!





Quick Tips-: While cooking wild rice use pressure cooker if you have one, it 
                  will be quicker. Stove cooking takes long according to my 
                  experience.