This dish does double duty at the Friday night dinner party, with leftovers served at brunch.
Prepare rice according to package directions; cool.
Combine rice, cranberries, and next 4 ingredients; add dressing, and stir gently. Cover and chill at least 2 hours. Stir in peanuts just before serving.
NOTE: For testing purposes only, we used Ocean Spray Craisins for sweetened dried cranberries.
Goodness -- I just realized this recipe has never been reviewed and it has been a favorite of my family for years. This is delicious -- definitely a crowd pleaser. I agree that you must wait and stir in peanuts directly before serving.