Harvest Rice

This Harvest Rice salad is made with our Minute® Ready to Serve Brown & Wild Rice, dried cranberries, pecans, chicken, and a light vinaigrette dressing.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 1 min
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 4 mins
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PREP TIME 3 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Brown & Wild Rice
  • 1/3 cup diced cooked chicken
  • 2 tbsp vinaigrette salad dressing
  • 1 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 1 tbsp chopped pecans
  • 2 cups salad greens


  • If you’re tired of wimpy salads, try this hearty, fall-inspired Harvest Rice salad. With wild and brown rice as a base — along with chicken, dried cranberries, chopped pecans, and a light dressing — this salad boasts a mix of fall flavors and is as bountiful as your Thanksgiving leftovers!

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Combine rice, chicken, vinaigrette, cranberries and pecans in a medium bowl and blend well. Serve rice mixture over salad greens.

Fall-Inspired Flavor

Much like Thanksgiving dinner, a majority of autumn dishes are full of soothing, warm flavors. This Harvest Rice has warm, comforting ingredients in abundance! Think of it as a homey, Thanksgiving-like lunch all in one rice dish.

In this rice salad, we bring together sweet and savory flavors with typical, fall-inspired ingredients, including dried cranberries and chopped pecans. We then dress everything lightly with vinaigrette to go perfectly on top of a bed of greens.

Whether you’re a fan of a hearty rice salad or you love autumn-style flavors, this recipe is bound to make you a believer in one thing — the power of wild rice. This nutty, earthy seed can genuinely boost the characteristics of any dish. Our Minute® Ready to Serve Brown & Wild Rice combines this aquatic seed (it’s not actually a grain) with our fluffy brown rice.

This fast and easy combo is a convenient ingredient to add to this salad. Ready in 1 minute, our brown and wild rice is perfect for those who want to add depth to their recipes without spending hours over the stove.

Want more recipe ideas that take less than 10 minutes to prepare? Try our tasty meals you can make in the microwave, like Microwave Egg Fried Rice or a Turkey Bacon Rice Melt.

Looking for a new dinner idea? Try our Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli.

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