You can simply make this citrus-spiked salad the day before, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator, and forget about it until dinnertime. Make sure to stir in pecans just before serving. Prep: 20 minutes, Cook: 25 minutes.

Jackie Mills
Recipe by MyRecipes November 2004

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Credit: Charles E. Walton IV

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Yield:
Makes 8 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°. Place pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan; bake, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until toasted. Set aside.

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  • Bring orange juice to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add apricots and raisins; remove from heat, cover, and let stand 15 minutes.

  • Whisk together vinegar, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; gradually whisk in olive oil. Stir in orange zest, shallot, celery, parsley, fruits with their soaking liquid, and prepared rice; stir to combine. Stir in toasted pecans just before serving.

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