Monday, February 21, 2011

Wild Rice Salad with Dried Figs

I cooked 8 cups of wild rice this morning. Not sure why, it just happened. So get ready for a week of wild rice brilliance! Let's kick it off with this baby:

Wild Rice Salad with Dried Figs
Wild rice is not necessary, any grain will do! Wheat berries, brown rice, quinoa, farro, cous-cous (I could go on but that may take a while). Extra plus for this recipe, it still tastes great after chillin in the fridge for a few days. Adapted from Bitchin' Camero (love the blog name).

How gorgeous are figs?!

1/4 c olive oil
2 T lemon juice (the juice of 1 lemon)
2 T apple cider vinegar
salt and pepper
3 cups wild rice
8 dried figs, thinly sliced
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
1/2 c toasted almonds, chopped

Whisk the dressing ingredients together and set aside.
Mix together salad ingredients in a big bowl.
Pour dressing onto salad (use your own discretion, I ended up pouring it all on in one go and thinking it was a bit too dressing-y).
Eat immediately or store in the fridge until you’re ready for it.

Playing with my camera...

For some reason this reminds me of seafood.
Does anyone else see the similarities between crustacean meat and fig meat?
Maybe (probably) it's just me...

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