Chicken Wild Rice Salad

    2 1/2 cups uncooked wild rice
    4 cups dry white wine
    2 cups water
    2 tbsp each, minced fresh: tarragon and chervil
    2/3 cup sour cream
    10 skinned, boned chicken breast halves
    1 lb trimmed asparagus, cut into 4 cm (2 in.) pieces
    1 lb mange tout (snow peas), strings removed, halved
    1/2 lb fresh, washed greens (e.g. arugula or frisee)
    30 walnuts halves, toasted

    6 tbsp white wine vinegar
    4 tsp each: Dijon mustard and minced shallots
    3/4 cup olive oil
    salt to taste

Preheat oven to 350°F. Simmer wild rice in wine and water 40 minutes or until tender. Boil off any renaming liquid. Combine herbs and sour cream; spread on chicken and place in greased baking pan. Bake approximately 20 minutes. If desired, pass under grill the last 5 minutes; set aside. Blanch asparagus and mange tout in boiling water 2 minutes, drain well; toss carefully with wild rice and greens. Cut chicken diagonally; arrange next to salad.

Dressing: Mix vinegar, mustard and shallots. Slowly add oil, continuing to whisk. When thickened, salt to taste; pour over salad. Garnish with walnuts; serve.

10 servings

Recipe compliments of the Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council

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