Fruited Rice Salad on the Half
4 cups cooked brown or wild rice
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Chill rice. Pour boiling water over raisins and apricots in small bowl. Let stand 10 minutes, drain and cool. Heat oven to 350F. Place pecans on shallow baking pan; bake 5 to 8 minutes. Remove from oven, set aside. Prepare Vinaigrette. Toss rice, raisins, apricots, and pecans with Vinaigrette, refrigerate 1 hour. Just before serving, halve, seed and peel avocados. Fill each half with rice salad and serve.