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Did you know that wild rice is not a grain? It is actually an aquatic grass. Wild rice is not technically raw because of the way it is processed but it is widely used by raw foodies because of its many nutritional benefits.

Wild rice is more easily digestible than other kinds of rice on a raw diet. It is gluten-free, protein-rich and a great source of nutrients that vegan and raw foodists can miss. It is rich in magnesium, amino acids, fiber, folate, manganese, zinc, and iron. And unlike grains, wild rice is alkaline-forming instead of acid-forming, which gives it an anti-inflammatory effect.

In addition to all of that, it has a delicious nutty flavor. To eat wild rice on a raw diet does however require some planning ahead. It takes about 1-2 days of soaking before the kernels “bloom” and are soft enough to chew. You can either use the dehydrator for 24 hours or the soak on the kitchen counter for 48 hours. The best-detailed instructions on how to soak Wild Rice are at Nouveau Raw.

This recipe is one of my favorites, the nuttiness of the rice combined with the vegetables and Creamy Avocado Salsa Dressing is the right balance of flavors and textures. Enjoy!


Wild Rice Salad

  • Prep Time48 hr
  • Serving Size8 servings
  • Suitable for Diet



  • 2 c wild rice, unsoaked
  • 1 ear of corn, kernels removed
  • 1 c fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 T fresh cilantro
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/2 t ground black pepper


  • 3 T Creamy Avocado Salsa Dressing
  • 1 T extra virgin olive oil
  • juice 1/2 lime
  • salt and pepper, to taste



Pour enough distilled water over wild rice to cover, place a towel or lid over bowl and soak 48 hours until rice has “bloomed”. Change water at least once a day. After soaking rice, drain and rinse and place in a large bowl.


Add corn kernels, peas, chopped tomato and seasoning to rice.


Make dressing using Creamy Avocado Salsa Dressing, olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper.

  • Serving Size8 servings
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories0
  • % Daily Value*

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