Gluten Free Wild Rice and Water Chestnut Salad

Gluten Free Wild Rice and Water Chestnut Salad

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This gluten free wild rice and water chestnut salad is a great summer side dish, packed with fresh vegetables, flavorful herbs, and crunchy water chestnuts.
Servings: 8
Calories: 381


  • 21 oz wild rice
  • 2 mild red chillies halved and trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic peeled and crushed
  • 2 bunches of spring onions scallions, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 1 lb water chestnuts drained and roughly chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of Gluten free soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons of olive or sunflower oil
  • 4 tablespoons of fresh coriander cilantro leaves


  • Cook the rice in boiling water until just soft. Drain and refresh under hot water.
  • Chop up the chillies finely.
  • Heat the sesame oil in a pan, add the garlic and chilli, and heat briefly.
  • Add the onions and the chestnuts and cook for a couple of minutes. Season with salt and pepper and soy sauce before mixing in the rice.
  • Adjust the seasoning and stir in the oil.
  • Mix in half the coriander (cilantro) leaves. Cover and chill.
  • Serve with the remaining coriander (cilantro) leaves sprinkled on top.
Calories: 381 kcal
Carbohydrates: 64 g
Protein: 12 g
Fat: 10g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Sodium: 263 mg
Potassium: 443 mg
Fiber: 6 g
Sugar: 4 g
Vitamin A: 165 IU
Vitamin C: 18 mg
Calcium: 24 mg
Iron: 2 mg
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