We seem to be heading into potluck season. If you need a dish that’s full of fall flavors and easy to make-ahead, try Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries and Almonds.
Some of you may see the word “rice” and think “Whoa Nelly, people with diabetes aren’t supposed to eat rice.” I beg to differ.
Whole grains like brown rice, wild rice, and black rice can be perfectly fine for someone with diabetes. Clearly, you need to watch portion size and count the carbs: 1/3 cup of this wild rice salad contains 18g carb. If that fits with your meal plan, there’s no reason to avoid rice. My favorite wild rice blends include Lundberg Wild Blend Rice and Rice Select Royal Blend (both are affiliate links, by the way). The Rice Select version contains a bit of white rice and is a good option if you are in the process of weaning yourself off the white stuff. If you’re already a brown/wild rice fan, go with Lundberg.