Brown Basmati Rice with Apples and Walnuts

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  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 cups cooked brown basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 Jonagold apple, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 3 ribs celery, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 5 or 6 pale green celery leaves, chopped
  • 4 sprigs parsley, chopped


Toast walnuts in a 350°F (175°C) oven for 5 to 7 minutes. Chop coarsely and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine olive oil, orange zest, orange juice, vinegar, salt, pepper and nutmeg; mix well.

Add rice, cranberries, apples, celery, celery leaves, parsley and chopped walnuts. Toss together until the salad is well-mixed.

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