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Minted Wild Rice and Barley Salad

Makes: 12 servings
Prep 30 mins Chill 4 hrs to 6 hrs Cook 40 mins
Minted Wild Rice and Barley Salad
Ingredients
  • 4  cups  water
  • 1  cup  wild rice, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2  cup  regular barley
  • 2  cups  fresh pea pods, cut into thirds
  • 3/4  cup  golden raisins
  • 6  green onions, sliced
  • 2  teaspoons  finely shredded orange peel
  • 2/3  cup  orange juice
  • 2  tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 1/4  cup  snipped fresh mint
  •  Shredded orange peel (optional)
Directions

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. To serve, stir in mint. If desired, garnish with additional orange peel. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Minted Wild Rice and Barley Salad)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 144,
  • Fat, total (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 27,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • pro. (g) 4,
  • sodium (mg) 105,
  • Vegetables () 1,
  • Fruit () 1,
  • Starch () 1,
  • Fat () 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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