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Paradise Multi Grain Salad


  • 1 quart water
  • 1/2 cup wild rice, well rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup millet
  • 1/2 cup bulgur
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • Pinch sugar
  • 1 tablespoon each fresh, minced parsley, basil, coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced (one red, one yellow, if possible)
  • 1 cup canned corn, drained
  • 1 cup black beans, cooked
  • 1 sweet yellow pepper, minced


In 2-quart saucepan, heat water to boiling. Add rice and salt. Return to boiling; cover, cook on low heat 15 minutes. Add millet, cover, and cook 10 minutes. Add bulgur; cover, cook 6 to 8 minutes longer or until rice is tender. If all moisture has not been absorbed, drain well.

Prepare dressing: In medium bowl, stir together onions, garlic, oil, lemon juice, sugar, parsley, coriander, basil, pepper. Remove 1/2 cup of dressing; cover and refrigerate. Stir grains into remaining dressing; add in tomatoes, corn, beans and yellow pepper. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled.

Just before serving, toss on reserved dressing.

Serves 5-7


Healthy and tasty, easy going, complex carbs. An easy way to cook rice, or any grains, is a rice cooker. Some of the best ones, including a cute little number called the Rizo, come from I use it to make old-fashioned Irish Oatmeal, speaking of complex carbs.