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Monday, October 26, 2009

Autumn Wild Rice

2 (6 oz.) packages long grain and wild rice mix
1 medium red or green apple, unpeeled and diced
1 green onion, minced
1/4 c. dried cranberries or golden raisins
1/4 c. minced fresh parsley
1/4 c. sliced almonds, toasted
1/4 c. butter, melted
2 t. poppy seeds
1 t. grated lemon rind
1/2 t. cinnamon
1 t. apple juice

In a medium saucepan, cook rice according to package directions. In a large serving bowl, combine apple, onion, cranberries or raisins, parsley and almonds. Add cooked rice and toss together to blend. In a small bowl, combine melted butter, poppy seeds, lemon rind, cinnamon and apple juice. Pour over rice mixture and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

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