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Wild Rice Apple Salad

 Wild Rice Apple Salad
You're in for a treat if you've never tasted wild rice from Minnesota! Wild rice is actually a cereal grain that's full of fiber and minerals. It's not only healthful, but delicious-especially when prepared in this dish.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 35 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 2/3 cup wild rice
  • 2 medium tart apples, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring the water and rice to a boil. Reduce heat;
  • cover and simmer for 45-60 minutes or until rice is tender. Fluff
  • with a fork. Drain if necessary.
  • In a large bowl, combine the rice, apples, celery, brown sugar and
  • lemon juice. Combine the dressing ingredients; pour over rice
  • mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours
  • before serving. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts:Diabetic Exchanges: One serving equals 1 bread, 1 fruit, 1 fat; also, 198 calories, 140 mg sodium, 7 mg cholesterol, 32 gm carbohydrate, 3 gm protein, 7 gm fat.