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Heartland Wild Rice Salad

Heartland Wild Rice SaladA hearty wild rice and roasted pork salad with Muenster cheese, fresh mushrooms and green onions tossed with fresh herbs, balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

Recipe Ingredients:

2/3 cup wild rice, uncooked
4 ounces roast pork, cut into bite-size pieces
1/4 pound fresh mushroom slices
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 cup Muenster cheese, cut into matchstick strips
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
Plain yogurt, for garnish

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cook the rice according to the package directions. Cool.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the cooked rice; mix lightly. Chill.
  3. Serve topped with a dollop of yogurt, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

Variation: For an added twist, mix in two cheeses. Use a combination of Muenster with aged provolone, fontina, Gouda, or Havarti.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.