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       Title: Brown Rice Salad With Apples & Walnuts
  Categories: Salads, Rice, Apples
       Yield: 4 servings
  
       1 c  Brown or long grain rice
   2 1/2 c  Water
       1 tb Vegetable oil
     1/4 ts Salt
       1 c  Walnuts; coarsely chopped
       1    Celery rib; sliced
       4    Scallions; thinly sliced
       1 c  Raisins
       1 md Red apple; diced
       1    Grated rind 1 lemon
       3 tb Fresh lemon juice
       2    Garlic cloves; pressed
     1/4 ts Salt
            Fresh black pepper to taste
     1/3 c  Olive oil
            Green-leaf lettuce (opt)
  
   Put Rice in medium sauce pan along with water, oil, and salt. Cover,
   bring to a boil, and reduce the heat to simmer. Cook for 45 minutes
   or until the rice is tender and all the water has been absorbed.
   Meanwhile, combine the walnuts, celery, scallions, raisins, apples,
   and lemons rind in a large bowl. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid,
   combine the lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and olive oil and
   shake well. Pour half of this dressing on the apple mixture and toss
   well. When the rice is done, let cool until just warm. Combine with
   the fruit fruit mixture and pour on the remaining dressing. Let sit
   at least 1 hour before serving at room temperature, on a bed of
   lettuce if desired
  
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