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spicy lentil and wild rice salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Carolyn Haas
Whitewater, WI

From The Greek Vegetarian Living in Wisconsin, wild rice is easy to come by, baby lentils not so much! Making this with "regular" brown lentils!

(1 rating)
yield 4 -6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For spicy lentil and wild rice salad

  • 1 c
    wild rice, rinsed and soaked for 30 minutes
  • 1 c
    baby lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 c
    +2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 md
    carrots, washed, peeled, diced
  • 2 md
    celery stalks, minced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp
    cumin seeds, crushed
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    sherry vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make spicy lentil and wild rice salad

  • 1
    Drain rice and place in pot with 4 cups salted water. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer covered for about 30-40 minutes until rice is tender. Remove and drain.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, put lentils in a pot, cover with 2 inches water. Bring to boil, reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, until just tender for about 20 minutes. Skim foam from surface as lentils cook. Drain in colander and rinse.
  • 3
    While rice and lentils are cooking, heat 3 Tablespoons oil in a skillet and sauté carrots and celery until tender. Add garlic and cumin seeds and stir for 1 more minute. Remove from heat.
  • 4
    Place wild rice, lentils and veggies in serving bowl, toss to combine. Season with remaining olive oil, salt, pepper and sherry vinegar. Let stand 1 hour before serving.