Minted Wild Rice and Barley Salad

INGREDIENTS

Nutritional Information
Calories: 144
Saturated Fat: 0g
Sodium: 105mg
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Total Fat: 3g
Carbs: 27g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Protein: 4g
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup rice, wild, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup barley
  • 2 cupS pea pods, fresh, cut into thirds
  • 3/4 cup raisins, golden
  • 6 scallions (green onions)
  • sliced orange peel
  • 2 teaspons orange peel
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 ta blesponS oil, olive
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, black ground
  • 1/4 cup mint, fresh
  • Preparation
  1. In a large saucepan, bring the water to boiling; stir in uncooked wild rice and barley. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 40 minutes or until wild rice and barley are tender. Drain off liquid. Transfer wild rice and barley to a large bowl.
  2. Stir in pea pods, golden raisins, green onions, the 2 teaspoons orange peel, the orange juice, oil, salt, and pepper. Cover and chill for 4 to 6 hours. Tote salad and mint in an insulated cooler with ice packs.
  3. To serve, stir in mint. If desired, garnish with additional orange peel.

Yield: 12 servings

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