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Two-Rice Salad With Shiitakes, Leeks, And Oranges

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  Dried shiitake mushrooms 3⁄4 Ounce (About 3/4 Cup)
  Uncooked wild rice 6 Ounce (1 1/4 Cups)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Uncooked long grain white rice 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Leeks 3 Medium, cleaned, quartered, and sliced to about 2 cups
  Corn kernels 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Fresh / Frozen)
  Red bell pepper 1 Medium, halved, seeded and sliced into 3/4 x 1/4 inch strips
  Soy sauce 3 Tablespoon
  Orange juice/Tangerine juice 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Red wine vinegar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Walnut oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped tarragon leaves/1 teaspoon dried tarragon, crumbled 1 Tablespoon (Fresh)
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Oranges/Tangerines 2 Small, peeled, quartered and sliced
  Salt To Taste

To Soak Mushrooms: Place shiitakes and 1 cup water in a 4-cup mi-crowavesafe glass measure.
Microwave, covered, on high (100%) for 2 to 3 minutes, or until very hot.
Remove and steep mushrooms for at least 20 minutes.
Squeeze mushrooms, reserving broth.
Discard stems and slice thin.
To Cook Rice and Vegetables: Pour reserved mushroom broth, 3 3/4 cups water, and salt into a deep saucepan.
Rinse and drain wild rice.
Add to saucepan and bring to a boil.
Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 30 minutes.
Add white rice, cover, and continue simmering for 15 minutes, or until rice is almost tender and most of the water is absorbed.
Stir in leeks, corn, pepper strips, and shiitakes and simmer 5 to 10 minutes more.
The wild rice should be crunchy, the white rice tender, and the vegetables crisp.
Remove to a bowl and stir in soy sauce.
To Make Vinaigrette: In a medium bowl or jar, mix together juice, vinegar, walnut oil, and tarragon; season to taste with salt and pepper.
Pour 1 cup over rice mixture and toss well. (Rice may be refrigerated covered overnight.
Refrigerate remaining vinaigrette separately.)

Recipe Summary

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Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3637 Calories from Fat 596

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 67 g103.3%

Saturated Fat 6.3 g31.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 5074.7 mg211.4%

Total Carbohydrates 671 g223.8%

Dietary Fiber 97.9 g391.4%

Sugars 88.4 g

Protein 98 g195.6%

Vitamin A 394.3% Vitamin C 845.3%

Calcium 92.9% Iron 166.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Two-Rice Salad With Shiitakes, Leeks, And Oranges Recipe