Minted Wild Rice and Barley Salad
cup wild rice, rinsed and drained
cup regular barley
cups fresh pea pods, cut into thirds
cup golden raisins
green onions, sliced
teaspoons finely shredded orange peel
cup orange juice
tablespoons olive oil
teaspoon ground black pepper
cup snipped fresh mint
Shredded orange peel (optional)
- In a large saucepan, bring the water to boiling; stir in uncooked wild rice and barley. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 40 minutes or until wild rice and barley are tender. Drain off liquid. Transfer wild rice and barley to a large bowl.
- Stir in pea pods, golden raisins, green onions, the 2 teaspoons orange peel, the orange juice, oil, salt, and pepper. Cover and chill for 4 to 6 hours. Tote salad and mint in an insulated cooler with ice packs.
- To serve, stir in mint. If desired, garnish with additional orange peel. Makes 12 servings.
Nutrition Facts(Minted Wild Rice and Barley Salad)
- Per serving:
- 144 kcal cal.,
- 3 g fat
- 105 mg sodium,
- 27 g carb.,
- 3 g fiber,
- 4 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet