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Nutty brown rice is tossed with a tangy blood orange vinaigrette, wilted chard, salty feta, and crunchy walnuts for the perfect winter salad. Sarah, Recipe Hunter

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Warm Rice Salad with Chard, Feta, Walnuts, and Blood Orange

Your new favorite winter salad

This is our new favorite winter salad. Nutty brown rice is tossed with sautéed chard (or whatever leafy greens you have around), toasted walnuts, orange zest, and a tangy deep-red blood orange vinaigrette that gets absorbed deep into the rice. Crumbles of feta cheese adds a salty kick but the really unique addition is chopped tarragon, a distinctive herb with a delicate anise (licorice) flavor that becomes beautifully fragrant when it hits the warm rice. As Erin notes, this salad holds well and is delicious both warm and at room temperature so you can make a big batch and enjoy it throughout the week for lunch or take it with you to your next holiday potluck.


Erin Scott

Food + Lifestyle Photographer, Food Writer

Erin Scott from Yummy Supper

For me, all good food starts with the freshest local ingredients. As someone who has to be gluten-free for medical reasons, cooking from scratch is not only enjoyable, but a necessity for the health of my family. Don't worry there's no deprivation in our household - luckily the world is filled with a delicious array of ingredients.

Erin is the photographer and writer behind Yummy Supper, a deliciously gorgeous food blog where she shares her from-scratch recipes and stunning photography from her Berkeley, CA kitchen with us. After having to move her household to a gluten-free lifestyle several years ago, Erin and her family became extraordinarily creative with creating satisfying, delicious, and healthful meals without the gluten and even discovering a new passion for food and cooking along the way. With a garden full of herbs, veggies, and fruit in their backyard, Erin’s style is seasonal, fresh, unfussy, and healthy. On top of it all, she recently announced that she’ll be writing her own cookbook!

Head over to Yummy Supper and say hello to Erin on Twitter.


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  • erin @ yummysupper

    Thanks for this kind feature. I hope the rice salad makes for some happy bellies!