For dressing, whisk lemon juice, mustard and honey together. Slowly add oil, whisking constantly. Stir in coriander, salt and pepper; mix well. Set aside.

Prepare rice mix according to package directions. Just before end of cook time, stir in raisins and apricots. Drain well and cool. Toast pecans in 350°F oven about 10 minutes just until fragrant and lightly browned; set aside to cool. Combine rice, raisins, apricots, pecans and chives in large salad bowl. Add dressing and toss to coat well.

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1/4 Cup lemon juice
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 3/4 Teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 Cup olive oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground white pepper

Procedure

Salad

  • 2 Cups cooked wild and brown rice
  • 1 Cup California golden raisins
  • 1/2 Cup dried apricots, diced
  • 1 Cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 6 Tablespoons chives, finely chopped

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 370 (Calories from Fat 57%); Total Fat 24 ( Saturated Fat 2.5; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 0; Sodium 160; Potassium 382; Total Carbohydrate 37; Dietary Fiber 4; Sugars 20; Protein 4; Calcium 26; Iron 2;

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