A very luxurious and filling salad that is nice for a special picnic or light summer lunch. Wild rice is tossed with a Dijon and herb dressing, chicken, celery, spring onion, parsley, sugar snap peas and toasted almonds. A real treat. Best to make this a day before serving.
I am the author of this recipe and just wanted to note that I use whatever oil I have on hand and I also don't blanch the peas- I like the snap. I wanted to remain true to the original recipe given to me when I submitted it, but thought it was worth mentioning the above. Enjoy! - 08 Sep 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is a five-star recipe for me! I could inhale the dressing! I can hardly wait for my family to try this one! Now I'm sorry I cut the recipe in half! I was glad to see that the author of the recipe doesn't blanch the peas because I would not have, either. I forgot to get the parsley, so that wasn't included in my version, and I did get a little heavy handed on the onions, garlic, and almonds. My sister, who sends me the wild rice from Wisconsin, will love this recipe! Thank you very much! EDIT: I tasted this several hours into refrigeration, and I think what happened is that the rice soaked up all the lovely dressing. So I made more and added it just before serving it. And now I even have a bit of that left over for another purpose! Yum! - 01 Jul 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
very yummy. I didn't have wild rice, but used black rice instead since it has a nice nutty and sweet flavor. made the rest as is and would love to make again. - 01 May 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)