Red Rice Cranberry Pecan Salad

Elise Bauer, founder of “Simply Recipes” and following is Red Rice Cranberry Pecan Salad from her collection. This rice salad is a perfect accompaniment to many fall and winter dishes - roast chicken, stews, pork chops.

 

You can use                            Heirloom Red Rice in place of wild rice and it will have a rich, nutty flavor that complements the cranberries

and pecans, and the citrus in the dressing.

 

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Ingredients

 

• 1 cup                          Heirloom Red Rice

• 2 1/3 cups water (see package instructions)

• 1/2 teaspoon salt

• 1 teaspoon butter

• 1/2 cup dried cranberries

• 1/2 cup chopped pecans (toasted or un-toasted, your choice)

• 1/4 cup sliced green onions

• 1 Tbsp lemon juice

• 2 Tbsp olive oil

• 1/2 teaspoon sugar

• 1 teaspoon grated orange peel

• Salt and freshly ground pepper

 

  Method

 

1. Use the amount of water for the rice according to instructions on the rice package. Typically straight brown (or red) rice is a 1:2 ratio of rice to water......