wild rice salad

Wild rice salad with roasted chickpeas, carrots, nuts, herbs

Wild rice is another ingredient I love because it tasty and a wonderfully balanced food source, providing a healthy mix of protein, minerals and fibers.

Combined with chickpeas, raw vegetables & nuts, this salad is a great meal to boost your energy!

Wild rice has a significant amount of health benefits! It makes it one of the world’s most powerful superfoods. Below are some of the main health benefits of wild rice:

  • High in Antioxidants : Wild rice can contain about 30 times more antioxidants as white rice. Antioxidants are powerful substances that prevent cell damage caused by oxidants. They protect the body from disease and help us age healthfully.
  • Grain-Free : Wild rice is a seed from marsh grass generally not polished or refined. In other words, it is eaten in its maximum nutritional state.
  • Reduces Inflammation : Wild rice is very alkaline forming, unlike most grains which are acid-forming. This gives it a special anti-inflammatory feature, which contributes to overall health.
  • Facilitates Digestion : Wild rice is easy to digest and it also enhances digestion. It’s rich in magnesium, which contributes to regularity and a healthy nervous system (which is largely located in the digestive tract.) It’s also higher in fiber than brown and black rice, but not too high where it causes discomfort. 
  • Boosts Energy : Wild rice, as a superfood, prevents fatigue by giving the body the nutrients (especially magnesium) it needs to run efficiently.
  • Strengthens the Immune System : Wild rice contains vitamins A, C, and E, which are essential to our immune system to work properly. Among others, they stimulate white blood cell production which is the body’s first line of defense against foreign pathogens.

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Difficulty: Easy


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  • 175 gr of wild rice

  • 1 cucumber

  • 1 carrot

  • 100 gr of cooked chick peas

  • 1/2 handful of pistachio

  • 1/2 handful of pine nuts

  • 1/2 handful of dry raisins

  • 1/2 handful of cashews

  • 1 lime

  • 4 spoons of olive oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon of ginger powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt

  • 1/2 bunch of coriander

  • 20 leaves of mint


  • Cook the wild rice
  • Place the wild rice in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse in the sink under cold running water. Shake to drain.
  • Place the rice & 1L of water in the saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Once the water has reached a boil, lower the heat to maintain a slow but steady simmer and cover the pan.
  • Cook at a simmer for 45-50 minutes. Check the rice. It should be chewy and some of the grains will have burst open. It may need an additional 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Drain well and cool down.
  • Prepare the roasted chickpeas
  • Peel the chickpeas.
  • Put them in a pan with the olive oil, salt, cumin, ginger.
    Toss well and cook over low temperature until they get gold.
  • Cool down.
  • Prepare the other ingredients
  • Wash & dry the mint & coriander.
  • Peel and cut in small cubes the cucumber.
  • Peel the carrot and make slices with the peeler.
  • Prepare the salad
  • Mix all the ingredients together.
  • In a small bowl, mix olive oil and lime juice. Add the dressing just before serving.
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