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Wild Rice, Ham & Pepper Jack Salad

Prepare this flavorful main dish wild rice and ham salad ahead of time.

Salad Recipes from AlansKitchen.comMakes 10 (3/4-cup) servings

Prep time: 20 min.
Cooking time: 40 min.
Cooling time: 30 min.

Ingredients:

  • Salad Ingredients:
    • 3 - cups water
    • 1 - cup uncooked wild rice, rinsed
    • 2 - Tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
    • 3 - cups broccoli florets
    • 2 - cups cubed deli cooked ham
    • 1 - cup walnut halves
    • 1/4 - cup sliced green onions
    • 4 - ounces (1 cup) Hot Pepper Jack Cheese, cubed 1/2-inch
    • 1 - medium (1 cup) red bell pepper, cut into julienne strips
    • 1/2 - cup thinly sliced carrot
  • Dressing Ingredients:
    • 1/2 - cup vegetable oil
    • 2 - Tablespoons white wine vinegar
    • 1/2 - teaspoon dry mustard

Directions:

  1. Place water, wild rice and bouillon granules in 4-quart saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to medium.
  3. Cook until rice is tender (35 to 40 minutes). Drain and cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, combine vegetable oil, wine vinegar, and dry mustard in large bowl. Mix well.
  5. Add cooled wild rice and broccoli, ham, walnuts, green onion, cheese, pepper, and carrot to bowl. 
  6. Toss and mix well. Cover and store refrigerated for 30 minutes.

Alan's Kitchen Tip

  • Add 1/2 teaspoon curry powder to dressing for a spicier flavor.

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