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Nutty Wild Rice

Prep time 25 mins
Chill time 2 hrs
Yield Makes 8 to 10 servings
Leave out the green onions until the day you serve the dish so they won't overpower the other flavors.

Ingredients

  • 1 (6-ounce) package long-grain and wild rice mix
  • 1 cup dried cherries or raisins
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice (about 1 orange)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup pecan halves, toasted

How to Make It

  1. Prepare rice according to package directions. Add dried cherries and next 5 ingredients; toss. Cover and chill at least 2 hours; top with toasted pecan halves before serving.