Friday, December 11, 2009

Another Promise Kept!

Last week, I promised to share a new yummy recipe with y'all that my friend Jennifer brought to our Christmas par-tay! It is delicious and colorful! Perfect for a dish to take to a party! Copy, paste, and enjoy!!

Jennifer's Orzo and Wild Rice Salad
1/2 cup wild rice
2 cups water
1 cup orzo pasta
3 tablespoons chopped red onion
3 tablespoons dried currants
2 tablespoons corn kernels, drained
3 tablespoons diced yellow bell pepper
3 tablespoons diced red bell pepper
3 tablespoons diced green bell pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
3/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Bring the wild rice and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender but not mushy, 20 to 45 minutes depending on the variety of wild rice. Drain off any excess liquid, fluff the rice with a fork, and cook uncovered 5 minutes more. Once finished, spread into a shallow dish, and refrigerate until cold.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the orzo pasta, and cook until al dente, 7 to 8 minute. Drain, rinse with cold water, and chill.
Place the chilled rice and orzo into a large mixing bowl. Stir in the red onion, currants, corn, yellow bell pepper, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper. Season with 2 tablespoons basil, salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. In a separate bowl, whisk together the vinegar, honey, mustard, garlic, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and 1 1/2 teaspoons basil. Slowly whisk in the canola and olive oils until emulsified. Stir the dressing into the pasta, and refrigerate 2 hours before serving.

Nutritional Information :
Amount Per Serving Calories: 566 Total Fat: 29.1g Cholesterol: <>

I promise you'll love this! "Taste and see that the Lord is good!" Our Sunday School Christmas party is tomorrow night, and I am hosting a party at the house on Monday, so I feel sure that I'll give it a try! Not sure about the currants though!! It reminds me of Peter Rabbit!

I will be sharing a simple Christmas gift that you can all make--promise!!--to share with a child, relative, or even a shut-in. Easy peasy! I'll post it on Tuesday, so be on the lookout! BTW, I have been catching up on some of your beautiful posts from this week. I am SO blessed by them!! You all are amazing! Enjoy your weekend, and stay warm--especially Yolanda!! It's -3 out there in Kansas!! Mercy!

Sweet Blessings!


Andrea said...

Blessings, andrea



I was so excited - I had to jump over to your blog after reading your comment on Elaine's blog post today... Sounds like God has us doing much of the same things with spoons and food in our hands!

Even your comment spoke so deeply to me about what is right in front of us! Reaching out and touching those who need the love of Jesus to be shown in love to them.

Perhaps you will pray for our endeavor this Sunday night here at Shepherd's Walk - that God would bring just who He desires to have us minister to! May He receive all the glory!

Thank you dear girl for putting your running shoes on to serve that woman and her family with a meal and so much more! God is pleased with your obedeince to reach out and touch - sometimes the not so lovely!

Blessing you!

Choosing JOY, Stephanie

PS: and pray that I don't burn my house down in the cooking process [really - I almost did today - and satan would have loved that!]

Kay said...

Susan, you got me at "basil" and then I saw "basil" again! sounds delish!

Sassy Granny ... said...

Oh dear ... another food landmine! They're everywhere here in cyberspace so I'm doing my diligent best to beware. I may just pack on ten pounds this season. Ugh. Yum.


Empty Nest Full Life said...

Sounds like some delicious recipes. It is so cold and messy here, and I have got to get with it to get everything ready for Christmas. I subbed Friday, and will be subbing MON,TUES,and WED. That will be it before Christmas holidays. Looking forward to some down time with family. Have a great week! Jackie

prashant said...

Even your comment spoke so deeply to me about what is right in front of us! Reaching out and touching those who need the love of Jesus to be shown in love to them.

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