Orange juice and fresh mint give a bright burst of flavor to this make-ahead salad.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

144 calories; 3 g total fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 105 mg sodium. 27 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 4 g protein;

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