Everyone loves this recipe. I've made it many times with many substitutions. I've done all rice, sometimes brown, all barley or even couscous. Ive used dried cranberries or dried blueberries instead of or in addition to raisins. I've replaced the almonds with walnuts and the green onions with red onion. It's a great go-to-recipe. Whatever you have on hand works. I've made it many times as a side dish or a main course with good bread.
Wild Rice and Barley Salad
carolsg Posted: 08/19/10
Mom2VinLisa Posted: 02/10/09
I am always trying to find new grain recipes everyone likes and this one was a keeper. I didn't use the raisins, had to substitute shallot for the green onions but it was still outstanding. I made it for a familly dinner and everyone wanted the recipe. I served it with roasted chicken and vegetables.
riggaroo Posted: 05/21/09
This is a great cold salad. It is healthy and light. It really compliments a piece of meat. The hot entree and cold salad go well together. I really like it with sauteed fish. I left out the raisins.
wilmabrown2000 Posted: 04/05/09
I think this recipe has a good basic flavor. But the chicken broth that I used must have been too strong because it overpowered all the other flavors in the salad. Next time I will try a milder broth solution and probably increase the vinegar/mustard dressing amount.
Momeroni Posted: 06/05/11
Everyone said it was good. I agree that walnuts and substitutions could be made. I would also stir in the green onions at the end so that the vinegar does not strip the color. I used dried garbanzo-quick soak to adjust for time and add 1 3/4 cup broth for 1 cup of quick soaked garbanzo beans.
ChefAmandaLynn Posted: 02/09/12
Hearty, healthy lunch dish, or side. I subbed in diced prunes instead of raisins. Cant wait to eat the leftevers.