Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Whole Grain Rice Salad
I missed last year's cherry season. I don't know how it happened, but it came and went before I even realized it had happened. This year I overcompensated with a mixed flat of sweet and sour cherries. What I did with them is another post for another day, but I set aside a few to make the Whole Grain Rice Salad from Super Natural Every Day.
I had to make a few adjustments based on what I had on hand. There was no baby spinach, but there was... either Swiss chard or beet greens, I can't even be sure. Pecans had to take the place of walnuts, which I didn't have. I opted for feta over goat cheese, and for the all-important grain base, I chose wild rice. The salad was fine, but honestly, not exciting to me. I can't exactly place why. I'm sure, though, that it wasn't the dressing. I had some of the leftover dressing on a green salad, and it made that green salad worth eating. I'm not typically a fan, but the cherry dressing was such a unique flavor, it seemed to make it worthwhile.
So the bottom line here is that I can't judge too harshly having made so many substitutions, but it's unlikely that I'll try this salad again. The dressing, however, is one I'll come back to.