Hunter Wild Rice and Chicken Salad

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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 23
    cups wild rice
  • 3 13
    cups water
  • 1
    (6 1/4 ounce) package chicken rice pilaf mix, pilaf
  • 4 12
    cups coarsely chopped cooked chicken (about 1-1/2 lbs)
  • 1
    medium sweet red pepper, cut into thin bite-size strips
  • 8
    ounces fresh pea pods, trimmed, strings removed, and pods cut into thin bite-size strips
  • 1
    cup bottled lemon-pepper salad dressing
  • 14
    cup bottled French dressing
  • 18
  • 2
    bunches green onions, cut into thin strips* (about 10 total)
  • fresh pea pods (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Rinse wild rice well.
  • Bring water to boiling in a large saucepan. Add wild rice.
  • Return to boiling; reduce heat.
  • Simmer, covered, about 40 minutes or until most of the water is absorbed and rice is tender.
  • Drain, if necessary.
  • Meanwhile, cook rice pilaf according to the package directions.
  • Combine wild rice, rice pilaf, chicken, sweet pepper, and pea pods strips in a large bowl.
  • Stir together salad dressings and black pepper in a small bowl.
  • Pour over rice mixture.
  • Stir gently to mix. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours.
  • To serve, arrange green onions around edges of 6-8 chilled salad plates.
  • Spoon rice mixture into center.
  • Garnish each plate with additional pea pods, if desired.
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