This innovative match-up of unexpected ingredients is even more terrific served with ham or pork.
To prepare the salad, bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add wild rice; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour or until tender. Set aside.
Cook diced sweet potato in boiling water for 5 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain well. Set aside.
Combine pear and lemon juice in a large bowl, and toss to coat. Add the cooked wild rice, sweet potato, bell pepper, green onions, sesame seeds, and salt; toss well.
To prepare the vinaigrette, combine vinegar and remaining ingredients; stir well with a whisk. Pour over rice mixture, tossing to coat.
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