Fresh Pea Pod, Broccoli and Rice Salad

1 package (6 ounces) long-grain and wild rice mix
1  1/2 cups chopped broccoli
1/3 cup sliced red or green onions
1/4 cup bottled clear Italian salad dressing
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
1 – 1 1/2 cups edible pea pods
1/3 cup slivered almonds

Prepare rice mix according to package directions.  Cool slightly.  Steam broccoli until crunchy-tender.  Toss with remaining ingredients and refrigerate 2-24 hours.  Makes 4 servings.

Source: From Asparagus to Zucchini: A Guide to Cooking Farm-Fresh Seasonal Produce by the Madison Area Community Supported Agriculture Coalition

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