Duck, rice, mushroom and orange salad

In this attractive salad, full-flavoured shiitake and brown mushrooms are combined with slices of tender grilled duck, juicy orange segments, crunchy water chestnuts and rice, with a fresh ginger and honey dressing.

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4servings 30minutes 15minutes
Servings Prep Time
4servings 30minutes
Cook Time
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  1. Cook the rice in a pot of boiling water according to the package instructions, until tender. Drain, then transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a cast-iron, ridged grill pan. Brush the duck breasts on both sides with 2 teaspoons of the canola oil, then cook over a medium heat for 3 minutes on each side, or longer for medium or well-done. Transfer the duck to a board and leave to cool. Brush the pan with half of the remaining oil and add half the mushrooms. Cook for 3­-5 minutes until tender, turning occasionally. Remove and set aside, then repeat with the remaining oil and mushrooms.
  3. Grate 1/2 teaspoon of zest from 1 of the oranges and set aside for the dressing. Cut away all the peel and pith from the 3 oranges, then, cutting between and close to the membranes, remove the segments, holding the fruit over a bowl to catch the juices. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the juice for the dressing.
  4. Cut the pomegranate in half and carefully remove the seeds, leaving the pith behind. Add half the pomegranate seeds to the rice with the orange segments, mushrooms, water chestnuts and lamb's lettuce or salad greens.
  5. To make the dressing, whisk together the orange zest and juice, ginger, mustard, honey and walnut oil in a small bowl. Season to taste. Add 1 tablespoon of dressing to the rice mixture, toss well, then transfer to a serving platter. Thinly slice the duck and arrange over the rice. Drizzle with the remaining dressing and sprinkle with the remaining pomegranate seeds just before serving.
Recipe Notes

Each serving: 14 g protein, 18.5 g fat of which 2 g saturates, 54.5 g carbohydrate, 7 g fibre, 453 Calories