This lovely summery salad comes from our last Mamas and Papa Fair Trade evening via Mel, who, along with Mandy, boosts our Kiwi numbers by 200%...!

Pantry Must Haves
1 cup wild rice blend
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup dried cranberries (or cherries)
1/2 cup chopped pecans (or almonds)
1/4 cup spring onions/scallions
juice from one orange
2Tbspns olive oil
1 tspn orange zest
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook rice according to packet instructions.
When done, uncover and stir with a fork and let cool til almost room temperature.

Use a microplane grater and zest the orange.
Squeeze the juice from the orange into small bowl.
Add all ingredients to a large bowl and stir well.
Serve warm, room temperature or chilled.



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