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1 cup raw wild rice
5 1/2 cups low fat chicken stock or water
1 cup shelled pecan halves
1 cup yellow raisins
grated rind of one large orange
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
4 green onions thinly sliced
1/4 cup olive oil
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1. Put rice in a strainer and run under cold water; rinse thoroughly.

2. Place rice in a medium-size heavy saucepan. Add stock or water and bring to a rapid boil. Adjust heat to a gentle simmer and cook uncovered for 45 minutes. After 30 minutes check for doneness, rice should not be too soft. Place a thin towel inside a colander and turn rice into the colander and drain. Transfer drained rice to a bowl.

3. Add remaining ingredients and rice and toss gently. Adjust seasonings to taste. Let mixture stand for two hours to allow flavors to develop. Serve at room temperature.

Serves 6