Warm Christmas Rice Salad

Festive Holiday Side DIsh
Festive Holiday Side DIsh
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Ingredients

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1 lb Butternut squash peeled and chopped into ½-inch cubes
2 tbsp Olive oil
Salt to taste
Black pepper freshly ground, to taste
1½ cups Wild Rice Blend rinsed and drained
1 tbsp Olive oil extra virgin
½ Lemon juiced
2 tbsp Fresh mint chopped
3½ oz Pomegranate seeds
1¾ oz Pistachio nuts
3½ oz Feta cheese crumbled

Nutritional information

575
Calories
22g
Fat
80g
Carbohydrates
18g
Protein
22mg
Cholesterol
291mg
Sodium
Ingredients

Warm Christmas Rice Salad

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This Warm Christmas Rice Salad is easy, colorful, and festive too. It is packed full of roasted butternut squash and a mix of wild and long grain rice, with the added crunch of pistachios and pomegranate seeds for a tangy garnish. So I think that this warm salad makes a perfect side dish for Christmas!

If you want to make this dish vegetarian or even vegan-friendly, you can omit feta or substitute it with some vegan cheese. This delicious side dish is also great for feeding a crowd. You’re gonna want to serve this salad down for the festive season, that’s for sure!

To make this Warm Christmas Rice Salad, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Warm Christmas Rice Salad

Steps to make Warm Christmas Rice Salad

1

Preheat oven

Preheat the oven to 425 °F.

2

Prepare butternut squash for roasting

2

Place 1 pound of butternut squash cubes into the roasting tray. Toss butternut squash with 2 tablespoons olive oil and season with salt and black pepper to taste. Spread it out in one layer.

3

Roast

15

Roast in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes until tender.

4

Cook rice

20

Follow directions on the package and cook 1½ cups wild rice blend. Drain the rice if needed.

5

Combine rice and squash

1

Once the rice and butternut squash are ready, transfer the rice into the squash tray.

6

Add lemon juice and olive oil

1

Add juice of a half a lemon and 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil.

7

Add mint, pomegranate seeds, nuts, and feta

2

Add half the chopped mint, pomegranate seeds, pistachios, and crumbled feta. Toss well to combine.

8

Serve

To serve, transfer the salad to a large serving platter and scatter with the remaining half of mint, pomegranate seeds, pistachios, and feta. Enjoy!

This festive, easy, and delicious Warm Christmas Rice Salad makes the perfect finishing touch to your Christmas dinner! Try it soon and come back to leave a review; we love hearing from you.

Nina dreams of gender equality and for women all over the world to feel empowered and enjoy the same freedom she has. She’s a careful consumer, believing that by being more conscious about the way we live we can make the world a better place! Already a vegetarian, she uses animal products sparingly and tries to produce as little waste as possible. Most of her recipes are vegan as a result!

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Total Reviews: 1
Athina

Delicious festive salad! Thanks!

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