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Fruited Wild Rice Salad

 Fruited Wild Rice Salad
I created this salad recipe to feature wild rice, a delicious state crop, plus other harvest ingredients like apples and pecans. I make bushels of it each August when the small nearby village of Dorset (population 22) hosts several thousand visitors at the Taste of Dorset festival. -Larren Wood, Nevis, Minnesota
8-10 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • DRESSING:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • SALAD:
  • 1 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 2 Golden Delicious apples, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons each minced fresh mint, parsley and chives
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup pecan halves

Directions

  • Combine dressing ingredients; set aside. Cook rice according to
  • package directions; drain if needed and allow to cool. In a large
  • bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Add raisins, grapes, mint,
  • parsley, chives and rice. Add dressing and toss. Season with salt
  • and pepper. Cover and chill several hours or overnight. Just before
  • serving, add pecans and toss lightly. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 280 calories, 14 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.