Wild Rice and Mango Salad

Wild Rice and Mango Salad

I am not afraid to try new stuff. Especially when it comes to food. I’ve ate bugs, ants and all kinds of things that came across when I was travelling. When I see something new I don’t think much, just buy it. Even if I don’t know what it is :-D It’s my thing.

Wild rice is noting extreme and probably nothing new for the most of you readers of this blog, but it’s a rare thing in Serbia. Anyway, I just tossed it with some mango and seasoned with fish sauce that paired surprisingly well with it, making it king of Thai-style, especially that it had peanuts also. Loved it and will make more recipes with it :)

Wild Rice and Mango Salad

100 g wild rice
1-2 shallots
1 1/2 tsp fish sauce
1/2 mango
a handful of dried cranberries
1/2 Tbsp soy sauce
a handful of broccoli sprouts for serving
salted peanuts for serving

Place washed wild rice in a pot with water. The ratio of rice and water should be 1:3. Bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until most of the rice is split and tender, about 45 minutes. You will notice that the kernels will puff open. Taste it while it’s cooking. I like not to cook it completely. Drain it when it’s cooked and put in a bowl.

Add finely diced shallots, diced mango, cranberries, soy sauce and fish sauce. Stir and leave for about half an hour for the tastes to blend.

Serve topped with crashed peanuts and broccoli sprouts.


This post is part of the monthly link up party Our Growing Edge. This event aims to connect food bloggers and inspire us to try new things. This month is hosted by Sonya from And More Food.

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  • Cinnamon&Thyme May 27, 2013 11:44 pm

    Beautiful salad :). I’ve eaten bugs too when traveling! :) And they taste quite nice, like chips :-D!

    • Marija May 28, 2013 12:03 am

      That’s what I’m talking about :) You never know what you’re missing unless you try it :)

  • Angela M May 28, 2013 12:46 am

    Did you know that wild rice is actually NOT rice but a completely diferent plant?
    By the way, I love your recipes and I totally like your attitude toward new food. I am the same and i can never understand people who would not even give a try to food they’ve never had ( or seen!l) before. This salad looks very appealing to me. Angela M. / Toronto

    • Marija May 28, 2013 12:57 am

      No :) But when I think about it, it does look different. I’m looking forward to trying some new recipes with it as I liked it very much.

  • Kranjica May 28, 2013 11:31 am

    Super izgleda.

  • Amy @ swiss miss in the kitchen May 28, 2013 8:07 pm

    mmmhhh… This salad looks awesome!! I never combined wild rice and mango, definitely gonna change this! It looks so delicious!!
    xox Amy

  • Marija Taraba June 2, 2013 5:11 pm

    Wild rice is actualy grass!! Did you buy it in Belgrade?

    • Marija June 2, 2013 9:08 pm

      Yes, in Bio Špajz :)

  • sonya June 3, 2013 5:21 am

    hello! and thank you for this lovely entry into this month’s our growing edge. I’ve got it up in my round-up here.

    mangoes are in season now in singapore! I’ve got to stop devouring them neat by the truckloads and try and make this :D

  • laurasmess July 1, 2013 4:42 am

    Argh, you’ve eaten bugs! I’m never that brave. I have eaten wild rice though, and it’s beautiful! This recipe is a gorgeous use for it. Thanks!

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