Curried Lentil, Wild Rice and Orzo Salad

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 179.0
  • Total Fat: 11.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 156.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 4.2 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    1/2 cup wild rice
    2/3 cup green or brown lentils
    1/2 cup orzo pasta
    1/2 cup currants
    1/4 cup finely chopped red onions
    1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted

    1/4 cup white wine vinegar
    1 tsp ground cumin
    1 tsp Dijon mustard
    1/2 tsp each granulated sugar, salt and ground coriander
    1/4 tsp each turmeric, paprika, nutmeg and ground cardamom
    Pinch each cinnamon, cloves and cayenne
    1/3 cup vegetable oil


In large pot of boiling water, cook wild rice, covered, for 10 minutes.
Add lentils; boil for 20 minutes.
Add orzo; boil for about 5 minutes, or just until tender. Drain well and transfer to large bowl.
Add currants and onions; set aside.

In small bowl, whisk together vinegar, cumin, mustard, sugar, salt, coriander, turmeric, paprika, nutmeg, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and cayenne; whisk in oil.
Pour over rice mixture and toss gently.

Let salad cool completely; cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to 2 days. Just before serving, sprinkle with almonds

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PCREIGHTON.

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    I love this recipe! I used dried cranberries, instead of currants, and thinly sliced celery for colour contrast. - 9/27/11

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  • I like it! - 10/4/07

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