Wild Rice and Spinach Salad

    2 cups cooked wild rice, drained well and cooled
    2 cups fresh spinach, torn into bite-sized pieces
    1/2 cup thinly sliced green onion
    1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon
    2 chicken breasts, poached and cooled
    1/2 cup Italian salad dressing (oil and vinegar type)
    1 tbsp soy sauce
    1/2 tsp sugar

Prepare the wild rice, spinach, green onion and bacon. Remove meat from chicken breasts in large chunks or "shreds." Combine salad dressing, soy sauce and sugar, stirring to dissolve sugar. If doing salad preparations ahead of time, package and refrigerate each ingredient and dressing separately. When ready to serve, toss all ingredients in a serving bowl adding the dressing during the final tossing.

Note: to make a "wilted" salad, heat the dressing before tossing with the ingredients.

4 servings

Recipe compliments of the Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council

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