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.
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 2/3 cup wild rice
- 2 cups water
- 2 tart unpeeled apples, chopped (mix red and green apples)
- 2 stalks celery, sliced
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 cup low-fat yogurt
- 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
- Wash rice thoroughly by running cold water over rice in strainer. Place rice in saucepan with 2 cups water; bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer; cook, covered, for 35 minutes or until kernels are tender. Uncover; fluff with fork. Drain any excess liquid. Toss cooked rice with apples, celery, brown sugar and lemon juice. Combine dressing ingredients; mix with salad ingredients. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Wild Rice Salad in Country August/September 1990, p51
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