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Wild Rice-and-Chicken Bowl

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 55 mins
Yield Makes 8 servings
Serve a one-dish chicken dinner for an easy family-friendly meal tonight. If you're pressed for time, buy quick-cooking wild rice or precooked brown rice in microwaveable pouches to equal 8 cups cooked rice.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked wild rice
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
  • Garnishes: apple slices, fresh flat-leaf parsley sprigs

Nutrition Information

  • calories 298
  • caloriesfromfat 18 %
  • fat 6 g
  • satfat 1.2 g
  • monofat 3 g
  • polyfat 1.3 g
  • protein 18 g
  • carbohydrate 45 g
  • fiber 3.7 g
  • cholesterol 29 mg
  • iron 1.7 mg
  • sodium 152 mg
  • calcium 25 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook wild rice according to package directions.

  2. Combine cooked rice, chicken, and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl.

  3. Whisk together lemon juice and next 5 ingredients. Drizzle over rice mixture, tossing to coat. Stir in mint and parsley. Sprinkle with almonds. Garnish, if desired.

  4. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Gourmet House Quick Cooking Wild Rice.

Cook's Notes

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