Recipe – Wild Rice Salad

3 cups water

2 cups uncooked wild rice

2 cups finely chopped dried apricots

2 cups dried cherries

1 cup chopped walnuts

½ cup olive oil

1/3 cup lemon juice

2 Tbsp. maple syrup

1 ½ tsp. salt


In a large saucepan, bring water and rice to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45-50 minutes or until rice is tender. Drain if necessary. Transfer to a large bowl; cool completely. Meanwhile, place apricots in a small bowl; cover with boiling water and let stand for 5 minutes; drain. Stir the apricots, cherries, and walnuts into rice. In small bowl, whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, maple syrup, and salt, Pour over rice mixture and mix well. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.