1 cup green apple chunks (approximately 1 medium Granny Smith apple)
1 tablespoon Tree Top Frozen Concentrate Apple Juice, thawed
1 cup wild rice mix
2 cups water (follow rice package directions)
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon butter
½ cup dried cherries
½ chopped pecans
¼ cup sliced green onions
½ cup celery, sliced thin
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Cook rice according to package directions with salt and butter added. Do not stir. Do not uncover. Remove from heat and let sit, covered for 10 minutes. Uncover, fluff with fork and let cool to room temperature. In a medium size bowl, mix the rice, apple chunks, celery, cherries, pecans and green onion together. In a separate jar, mix the apple juice concentrate, lemon juice, olive oil, orange peel and salt and pepper to taste. Just before serving, mix dressing in with the rice mixture.
Serve cold or at room temperature on a bed of salad greens.