Sunday, July 29, 2012

Wild Rice and Fruit Salad

Anything out of the expected is always a surprise at any meal, no matter how casual.  when the unexpected is delicious, well what can I say? Folks enjoyed a pleasant surprise!

Just look at this gorgeous salad!
Here is my recipe:
6 ounces wild rice cooked according to package directions
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 medium naval oranges, peeled and sectioned
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
1/2 cup seedless green grapes cut into halves
1/2 cup pecan pieces, toasted
1/2 cup dried cranberries, currants or raisins
2 tablespoons green onion, finely chopped (including green part)
8 large leaf lettuce leaves, washed & drained

Here is how I did this:
1. Cook wild rice according to package directions, including salt. While rice is cooking, wash and dry lettuce leaves. Place in a sealable bag with paper towel between leaves; set aside.
2. While wild rice cooks, peel and section oranges; set aside. In separate bowl, combine olive oil, orange juice, vinegar, grapes, cranberries. If not serving the same day as being prepared, place green onions and toasted pecans in separate sealable bags. Store lettuce leaves, cooked wild rice, salad dressing, green onions and pecan pieces over night. Allow all salad components to come to room temperature before assembling and serving.
3. To serve, place one lettuce leaf on salad plate or in the bottom of a shallow salad bowl. Place one-eighth of wild rice on top of lettuce, plus one-eighth of fruit mixture. Drizzle with salad dressing, and top with chopped green onions and toasted pecans.

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