Curried Lentil, Wild Rice and Orzo Salad

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Total Time
1hr 20mins
45 mins
35 mins

A wonderful salad with a multitude of flavours and textures. If you don't care for currants, raisins or dried apricots work equally well. I use half currants and half apricots in this recipe if I have them both on hand.

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  1. Cook the wild rice in a large, covered pot of boiling, salted water, for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the lentils and boil for 20 minutes.
  3. Add the orzo and boil for about 5 minutes, or until just tender.
  4. Drain well and transfer to a large bowl.
  5. Add the currants and onions and set aside.
  6. Dressing: Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl.
  7. Pour over the rice mixture and toss gently.
  8. Let the salad cool completely, then cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or better, over night.
  9. Sprinkle on the almonds just before serving.