Two Rice And Pasta Salad Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexHealthy
DishMain Ingredient


 Dried currants2 Tablespoon
 Salt3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Wild rice1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Brown rice1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Bow tie pasta1 3⁄4 Ounce (1/2 Cup, Small Size)
 Bosc pears3⁄4 Pound
 Lemon juice2 Tablespoon
 Non fat sour cream1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 2% low fat milk1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Chutney2 Tablespoon
 Curry powder2 Teaspoon
 Diced red bell peppers1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Diced carrots1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Chopped scallions1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Lettuce leaves8 Large
 Shelled toasted pistachios3⁄4 Ounce (1/4 Cup)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1355 Calories from Fat 159

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.1%

Saturated Fat 2.3 g11.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 9.2 mg

Sodium 1860 mg77.5%

Total Carbohydrates 274 g91.3%

Dietary Fiber 36 g144.1%

Sugars 74.4 g

Protein 38 g75.5%

Vitamin A 674.8% Vitamin C 427.1%

Calcium 42.6% Iron 57.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Place the currants in a small bowl with hot water to cover; set aside.
2. Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, the wild rice and brown rice, and cook, stirring occasionally, 40 minutes. Add the pasta and cook 8 minutes. Drain the rice and pasta in a large strainer, cool under cold water and set aside to drain.
3. Core the pears, cut them into 3/4-inch cubes and place them in a bowl. Add the lemon juice and toss well.
4. For the dressing, in a small bowl combine the sour cream, milk, chutney, curry powder, the remaining salt and 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice from the bowl of pears.
5. In a large bowl combine the rice and pasta with the bell peppers, carrots, scallions, pears and currants. Add the dressing and toss well, then cover the bowl and refrigerate until well chilled.