The dressing can be made ahead and stored, covered, in the refrigerator for a couple of days.
To prepare dressing, combine first 4 ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vinegar, oil, salt, and black pepper. Chill.
To prepare salad, combine wild rice and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle rice mixture with dressing, tossing to coat.
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