Healthy living depends upon how healthy and nutritious are the meals we are eating. Finding the right ingredients that offer a well balanced diet, with all multi vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and protein is very essential. In almost all communities, rice is a main ingredient for cooking and many learn how to cook rice when they’re quite young. Wild rice salad is one such food, which is all inclusive of all that you need for a healthy living.
Wild rice belongs to the rice family but as its name denotes, it is difficult to grow commercially compared to white rice or brown rice. It grows in deep water resources and hence in order to harvest it, people had to ride in boats. What’s great about wild rice is that it has a nutritional value that is much higher compared to white or brown rice. The calorie count is lesser by 25% compared to brown rice and has more proteins, Vitamin E and foliates. Added to this, wild rice offers less carbohydrate content than brown rice. A wild rice salad is a great way to start your day as it has all the healthy stuff you need. You can cook delicious wild rice casserole. Alternatively, wild rice chicken salad will be appreciated as a tasty dish for all parties.
Commercial wild rice is produced by the University of Minnesota and is found in all grocery stores. One needs to just follow the instructions in the pack of wild rice to know how to cook. In an uncooked form, wild rice contains 12 % more proteins, which is much higher than the proteins present in white rice.
To make it into a wild rice salad, you can use pecan halves, golden raisins, olive oil, pepper, ham and scallions mixed well with red wine vinegar. All you need to do is whisk the oil, seasoning and vinegar in a bowl and add other ingredients and cooked wild rice. You can mix 2-3 varieties of rice and make an excellent casserole with mushrooms, olives, onions and garlic. The color, texture and tastes will blend together and offer a colorful and delicious dish.
You can search online for more varieties of wild rice salad or wild rice chicken salad. Many videos can be seen directing its viewers as to how to cook wild rice and wild rice salad. The best part is whether overweight or not, you can use wild rice salads to just get a balanced daily diet. You need not worry about weight gain or think it is some sort of junk food. Wild rice is nature’s best ingredient and by far the most nutritious rice among all types of rice found across the world. Though it originated in North America, it is now marketed everywhere. Try getting a pack of wild rice next time you shop and try out wild rice salad for a change.