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SPAM® Wild Rice Salad

You will go wild over this salad! Seriously, if you were stuck out in the wild, you could assemble this recipe. It’s made with wild rice, carrots, cranberries, onions, pumpkin seeds, honey, and more! Not to mention the wild flavor of SPAM® Classic. Enjoying this fresh salad will take you back to the wild roots of your great, great, great, great nomadic ancestors.

Submitted by SPAM® fan 2015 Finalist – Minnesota State Fair, Karen

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Servings
6

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Prep Time
1 hr 10 mins

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Cook Time
50 mins

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Total Time
2 hrs

Ingredients

FOR WILD RICE SALAD:

  • 1 (12-ounce) can SPAM® Classic or SPAM® Lite, diced
  • 6 cups chicken stock or broth
  • 1 1/2 cups wild rice
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup carrots, match stick sliced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 6 cups Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, toasted (can substitute sunflower seeds or slivered almonds)

FOR VINAIGRETTE DRESSING:

  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Directions
  1. In a large stockpot, combine the chicken stock or broth and the wild rice. Bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat, then cover and simmer for about 45 minutes and until the grains are just opened and tender.
  3. Drain any excess liquid from the rice and toss with the lemon juice, then set aside the rice to cool.
  4. Sauté the SPAM® product in a large skillet until lightly browned, then set aside to cool.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the vinaigrette in small bowl, whisking together the cider vinegar, oil, honey, salt, and pepper.
  6. Use a large bowl and add the rice, SPAM® product, carrots, cranberries, and green onions.
  7. Add the vinaigrette to the rice mixture and toss together, then refrigerate for 1 hour.
  8. Serve the rice mixture over romaine lettuce and top with pumpkin seeds.
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