This is a healthy, low-fat version of a traditional Waldorf salad. If you pre-cook the rice it takes only 15 minutes or so to prepare.
- 1/2 cup uncooked wild rice
- 1 cup uncooked brown rice
- 1 apple
- 1 lemon
- 1 red pepper
- 2 or 3 celery stalks
- 1 small red onion
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- Boil kettle of filtered water and fill large saucepan.
- Simmer wild rice and brown rice in saucepan of hot water for around 40 minutes until tender.
- Meanwhile, finely chop the red pepper, celery and red onion.
- Roughly chop the walnuts
- When the rice is nearly cooked, core and dice the apple.
- Squeeze the lemon juice into a large bowl and mix in the apple.
- Rinse the cooked rice in cold water to cool.
- Add rice, red pepper, celery, red onion and walnuts to bowl and mix.
- Add olive oil and mix well to coat ingredients.
Serves two as a main meal or 4-6 as a side-salad.
For a lighter version, cut out the rice and use a bunch of green salad leaves instead.
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