1 ½ cups wild rice or wild rice blend
3 cups water
¼ cup roasted walnuts, pecans or hazelnuts, chopped
1 granny smith apple
¼ cup dried currants, raisins or sweetened cranberries
1 stalk celery
Rinse rice and soak for 20 minutes to several hours. Bring rice and water to a boil. Add pinch of sea salt, cover and simmer for 50-55 minutes. In a large bowl combine cooked wild rice, walnuts, diced apple, raisins and celery. Coat evenly w/zesty orange dressing. Yields 4 servings.
Zesty Orange Dressing
Juice and zest of one orange
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1/8-1/4 cup maple syrup
¼ tsp sea salt
Bring orange juice, zest, maple syrup and balsamic vinegar to a boil. Cook on medium/high heat 10-15 minutes, or until liquid is reduced by half. Combine w/olive oil.
(adapted from The Whole Truth, A. Beaman)