Orange Scented Wild Rice Salad With Toasted Pecans and Golden Ra

READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Rinse the rice in a fine strainer. Combine rice and cooking liquid in a large pan, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 30-45 minutes. Be careful not to overcook the rice, you want it to be a little chewy because it will soak up the dressing later. After rice is done cooking, use a fine strainer to rinse rice under cold water. Place rinsed and well-strained rice in a large bowl.
  • Toast Pecans in a 375°F oven for 10-12 minutes (reduce time if nuts are chopped), stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Remove from oven, and cool to room temperature.
  • To make dressing, in a small bowl mix together orange zest, orange juice, lemon zest, lemon juice, grated garlic and white distilled vinegar (you can also add a little olive oil if desired).
  • In the large bowl with rice, combine golden raisins, chopped parsley, chopped cilantro, and dressing mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste. For best flavor, refrigerate for about 2 hours before serving.
  • Mix in toasted pecans immediately before serving so they remain nice and crunchy. Enjoy your healthy and delicious meal!
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