|1 h 10 min||0 min||6|
|1/2 cup||Wild rice, dry|
|1/2 cup diced||Celery|
|1/2 cup||Cucumber (diced)|
|1/4 cup||Green onion, scallion, ramp (chopped)|
|1/2 cup||Blackberries (divided)|
|3 tbsp||Red wine vinegar|
|1 1/2 tbsp||Canola oil (or olive oil - avocado oil)|
|2 tsp||Granulated sugar|
|1/4 tsp||Black pepper|
|1/4 cup||Pecans (toasted)|
1. In a large saucepan, combine rice and water. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 60 minutes. Remove from heat with lid still on and allow to stand for 30 – 60 minutes until desired texture is achieved. Drain and cool.
2. In a large bowl, combine rice, celery, cucumber and green onion.
3. Prepare dressing: Whisk well or use blender to combine ¼ cup of the blackberries, red wine vinegar, canola oil, sugar and pepper.
4. When ready to serve in a large bowl or individual plates, place rice mixture on bottom, sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup blackberries, pecans and drizzle attractively with dressing.
are an excellent source of antioxidants which are so important for healthy immunity!