For the Orange Herb Dressing:1 teaspoon grated orange peel 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 teaspoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
For the Salad: 3 cups cooked, wild rice 2 cups boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked and cubed 2 cups seedless red grapes 1/4 cup chopped green onion 1/4 cup chopped celery 2 tablespoons chopped, fresh parsley 2 tablespoons chopped pecans 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional) 1/4 teaspoon pepper
1. In a small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients, mix well and set aside. 2. In a large bowl, mix warm, cooked wild rice with 2 tablespoons of Orange Herb Dressing and let cool. 3. Add remaining ingredients and dressing. 4. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.