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Cranberry Pecan Rice Salad

Any dish is better with rice, especially around the holidays. When I prepare this dish, I love using Ralston Family Farms rice! Being able to follow this grain from their farm to my fork is one of the many reasons I love Ralston rice! Since Ralston Family Farms is located along the Arkansas River, it allows them to work in environmentally friendly ways during the growing season! Whipping up this recipe is so quick and easy! This dish is great for all my holiday guests, and it’s tasty, too!

    Ingredients

    Dressing

    • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 2 teaspoons crushed garlic
    • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon pepper

    Salad

    • 2 cups cooked rice
    • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
    • 1 cup roasted pecans, chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1 teaspoon orange zest
    • Wedges of a seedless orange or tangerine
    • 3 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 green onion, chopped
    • 1 celery stalk, chopped
    • 1/4 red onion

    Instructions

    1. Toss all ingredients together with 1/2 of the dressing
    2. Cover and chill 30 minutes. Reserve the rest of the dressing for time of service