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Avocado, Blueberry and Wild Rice Side Dish

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It may seem like an odd combo of flavors, but trust me when I tell you this Avocado Wild Rice Side Dish is a real winner!
Avocado, Blueberry and Wild Rice Recipe via Kudos Kitchen by Renee

You’re right. Avocado, Blueberry, and Wild Rice may seem like an odd combination at first…until you try it. The creaminess of the avocado mixes beautifully well with the sweet tartness of the blueberries and the wild rice adds a nice bite and nuttiness. Finish it all off with some chopped cilantro and you have a summertime salad that is like no other.

I serve this salad chilled, right out of the fridge. You can, however, serve it warm but don’t overheat it because it’s best when the blueberries retain their shape and texture. This is also a dream to prepare as it uses Uncle Ben’s ready rice and takes about 5 minutes to assemble.

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Avocado, Blueberry and Wild Rice Recipe via Kudos Kitchen by Renee

This salad pairs well with all sorts of grilled meat and fish dishes. It’s perfect for summertime entertaining because it can sit out on a buffet table in the warmest of weather and you don’t have to worry about it keeping fresh because of the light dressing of lime juice and teriyaki.

Serves: 6-8    Prep Time: 5 minutes     Chill Time: 1 hour (or serve immediately)

2 packages Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice (I used the brown and wild rice combination)
2 avocados, peeled and diced
1 1/2 cup blueberries
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 large lime, juiced (about 1 1/2 tablespoons)
1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce (I used low sodium)
2 teaspoons honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

-Prepare the rice in the microwave as the package directs.
-Empty the cooked rice into a medium bowl.
-Add the diced avocados, blueberries and cilantro.
-In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, teriyaki sauce and honey.
-Pour the sauce over the rice, season with salt and pepper and gently stir to combine.
-Serve now or chill for at least an hour.

Avocado, Blueberry and Wild Rice Recipe via Kudos Kitchen by Renee

If you’re looking for additional avocado recipes, might I suggest you have a look at these additional recipes:

Chicken, Bacon and Avocado Calzones, Crab Salad Stuffed Avocados, Kudos Cobb Salad, and of course my Kudos Kitchen Guacamole.

To me, this Avocado, Blueberry, and Wild Rice side dish would pair well with a nice glass of either red or white zinfandel. Cheers to that! Enjoy everybody!

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Until we eat again,

Liz Berg

Tuesday 27th of May 2014

Growing up, I never liked when my mom put fruits into our salads. I liked lettuce and veggies. But now I know the appeal...and your rice, avocado and blueberry mixture looks amazing!

Renee Goerger

Tuesday 27th of May 2014

I never would have liked it when I was young either, Liz. Thankfully my mom never veered too far off from a traditional iceberg, carrot and tomato salad. Now I love fruit in all sorts of salads and I love to experiment with flavors and textures.