Konriko Wild Pecan® Rice Waldorf Salad - 4 Servings

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Wild Pecan® Aromatic Rice is a type of long grain rice. The nutty aroma and flavor are natural to the rice. We use the Wild Pecan® Rice here to make a Waldorf type salad with apples and dried cranberries. This naturally flavored rice makes a great side dish.

Ingredients

1½cups (Rice Cooker) Konriko Wild Pecan® Aromatic Rice* 2¼cups (standard liquid) water 1 shallot, peeled, finely chopped 2teaspoons Dijon-style mustard ½teaspoon kosher salt ¼teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3tablespoons sherry vinegar 3tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2tablespoons vegetable oil ½apple, such as Gala, Braeburn, Pink Lady, cored, cut into ¼-inch dice ½cup dried cranberries or dried tart cherries 1⁄3cup chopped toasted pecans ¼cup chopped red onion ¼cup chopped celery

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (½ cup): Calories 124 (57% from fat) • carb. 13g • pro. 1g • fat 8g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 0mg • sod. 81mg • calc. 6mg • fiber 1g

Instructions

Place rice and water in cooking bowl and insert in Cuisinart® Rice Cooker/Steamer. Turn on and cook until water is absorbed; about 30 minutes. When unit switches to Warm, let stand 5 minutes. Spread on a baking sheet to cool. While rice is cooking and cooling, prepare the vinaigrette. Place the shallot, mustard, salt, pepper and vinegar in a small bowl; stir with a whisk to blend. Add the oils and whisk until emulsified; reserve. When rice is cooled to room temperature, place in a large bowl. Add the diced apple, dried cranberries, chopped pecans, red onion, and celery; stir gently to combine. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat and blend. Serve at room temperature. If not serving immediately, cover and refrigerate. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before serving..* Konriko Wild Pecan® Aromatic Rice can be found in most well-stocked grocery stores. Use two 7-ounce packages for the right amount for this recipe.