Wild rice and spring pulse salad

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Make a substantial meal of fresh spring veg with wild rice. This healthy meal is suitable for vegetarians
Make a substantial meal of fresh spring veg with wild rice. This healthy meal is suitable for vegetarians
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Woman's Weekly recipe Looking for salads that will actually fill you up? This hearty rice salad may only be 370 cals but it will definitely hit the spot. Topped with a crunchy pistachio and orange dressing, this salad will soon be a firm favourite


  • 300g mixed brown basmati and wild rice
  • 100g broad beans, fresh or frozen
  • 100g baby sugar-snap peas, halved lengthways
  • 4-6 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 large orange
  • 45g pistachios, toasted
  • About 60g wild rocket or baby spinach leaves
  • Salt and ground black pepper

Toast pistachios, on a baking sheet, for 10 minutes at 160°C/320°F/Gas Mark 3.


  1. Rinse the rice, put in a pan and add enough water to cover the rice by 2.5cm (1in). Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 20 mins. Add the beans and peas and cook for another few mins, until tender. Drain well, tip into a large serving bowl.
  2. Add the spring onions, orange zest and juice. Leave to cool.
  3. Just before serving, stir in the nuts, leaves and seasoning.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 370(kcal)
  • Fat 5.5g
  • Saturates 0.5g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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