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Zesty Citrus Wild Rice Recipe

Bored with the same old meal options? Looking for a great wild rice recipe? Shake up dinnertime with a zesty citrusy lime rice salad!

Marni Wasserman—author of Fermenting for Dummies and Plant-Based Diet for Dummies, culinary nutritionist, health strategist, Sunwarrior ambassador, and founder of Marni Wasserman’s Food Studio & Lifestyle Shop—brings her culinary genius to Sunwarrior’s kitchen. Watch as she wows us all with a citrus wild rice dish that would make anyone happy. Use it for light lunch or dinner. It has a nice, savory, citrus flavor that feels light while still satisfying enough for when you want something denser.

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Zesty Citrus Wild Rice Recipe


  • 1 cup wild rice, prepared
  • Marni W_Citrus Rice_3_pic¼ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup broccoli florets, steamed
  • ¼ cup pecans, chopped
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ teaspoon ground fennel


Marni W_Citrus Rice_2_picCook your wild rice to get started. While that’s cooking, make your vinaigrette for your salad. You can make this in a blender bottle easily. Just add in the freshly squeezed orange juice, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, orange zest, and sea salt. Shake that up. Set it aside.

In a large serving bowl, mix up the salad with your wild rice, broccoli florets, chopped pecans, raisins, and a little ground fennel for some unique flavor. Drizzle on the dressing and enjoy. You’ll love this recipe!

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