Apple Pecan Rice Salad

Serves 6

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For the Salad:
4 cups rice, white, cooked, long grain
1 cup green apple, chopped
1 cup toasted pecan halves (garnish)
1 cup golden raisins
1 can (11 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
2 tsps orange zest
For the Dressing:
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Cooking Directions

In large bowl combine all the salad ingredients; mix well.

In 1 cup glass measure add all dressing ingredients; mix well. Add dressing to rice mixture; stir well.

Let sit 30 minutes to combine flavors.