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Orange and Wild Pecan Rice Salad

1 – 7-ounce package KONRIKO Wild Pecan aromatic rice
1/3 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/3 cup chopped toasted pecans
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
2 – 11-ounce cans mandarin orange sections, drained

Cook rice according to package directions, omitting butter. Spoon rice in a large mixing bowl and let cool. Stir celery, green onion, parsley, and pecans. In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, yogurt and orange rind; mix well and pour over rice mixture. Stir until dressing is evenly distributed. Add orange sections and toss gently. Chill until serving time. Serve on a bed of lettuce, if desired.

Makes 8 servings.

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