Nutty Wild Rice

Leave out the green onions until the day you serve the dish so they won't overpower the other flavors.

Yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Chill: 2 Hours


  • 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


  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.
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