You are here: Home » Recipes » Brown and Wild Rice Salad Brown and Wild Rice Salad Recipe by California Walnut Board Yield 8 servings Prep 20 mins Cook 45 mins This festive rice salad boasts sweet cranberries, California walnuts and a splash of citrus flavor. California Walnut Board PrintEmail This salad is perfect for serving at a holiday buffet table. Most of the salad can be prepared ahead of time—simply add the chopped veggies just before serving. Ingredients 1 cup coarsely chopped California walnuts2 cups water1/2 teaspoon salt1 cup brown rice and wild rice blend1 -- garlic clove, minced1 teaspoon minced orange zest2 teaspoons grainy Dijon mustard2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate1/4 cup sherry vinegar1/2 cup olive oil1/2 cup dried cranberries1/2 -- red pepper, quartered lengthwise, thinly sliced3 -- green onions, thinly sliced1/2 cup snow peas, sliced 1/4 inch on the diagonal Instructions In dry skillet, toast walnuts over medium-high heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned. In medium saucepan, bring water and salt to boil. Add rice, stir well, cover and reduce heat to simmer. Cook for 40 to 45 minutes or until rice is tender and all water has been absorbed. Remove from heat. Let stand 10 minutes. In small bowl, combine garlic, orange zest and mustard; blend well. Whisk in orange juice concentrate and vinegar. Slowly whisk in oil and salt. Transfer cooked rice to large bowl. Add half the orange mixture and toss gently to coat well. Cool to room temperature. Add walnuts, cranberries, red pepper, green onions and snow peas just before serving. Toss. Add remaining dressing to lightly coat vegetables. Toss again and serve.