Heart Healthy Florida Citrus Wild Rice Salad With Dried Cranberries And Walnuts

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil                          
½ cup yellow onion, diced                      
2 cups wild rice                              
2 cups Florida orange juice                          
2 cups water                                  
1 bay leaf                              
Salt to taste
¾ cup celery, diced                          
½ cup dried cranberries, chopped                      
½ cup walnuts, chopped
¾ cup Florida orange segments, seeded                  
½ cup Florida grapefruit segments, seeded                  
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar                          
2 tablespoons olive oil                              
Pepper to taste
1 cup mixed greens
Orange zest, for garnish

Yield: Makes 6 Servings

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Preparation

Place olive oil and onions in medium saucepan; sauté for 3 to 4 minutes. Add wild rice, orange juice, water and bay leaf; season to taste with salt. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes, until rice is tender but not overcooked (rice grains will split open when cooked). Remove from heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Remove bay leaf; fluff with fork and refrigerate until chilled.

Combine chilled rice, celery, cranberries, walnuts, orange segments, grapefruit segments, sherry vinegar and olive oil in large mixing bowl; mix well to combine and season with salt and pepper to taste. Place small bed of mixed greens on serving plates and spoon wild rice salad on top. Garnish with orange zest.

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Where can I find information on touring a citrus grove?

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For a complete list of Florida citrus groves offering public tours, please visit the following page. Click Here

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What is the history of Citrus?

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Citrus arrived in America in the early 1500s but wasn't grown commercially until the 1800s.

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What citrus products are primarily grown in Florida?

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Florida growers produce several types of citrus, including oranges, grapefruit and specialty fruit including Temple oranges, tangerines and tangelos.

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How much juice or fruit will a medium-sized Florida orange yield?

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Medium oranges are ideal for wedging and juicing. Three or four medium oranges will yield 8 ounces of juice. Two medium oranges will yield approximately one cup.

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Where are oranges grown in Florida?

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Much of the oranges in Florida are grown in the southern two-thirds of the Florida peninsula, where there is low probability for a freeze.

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