Worth the time it takes to make this!!! The nutty flavor and crunchy texture of the wild rice are so wonderful in this salad they always ask for more!
In a medium saucepan, cover wild rice with three inches (7.5 cm) of salted water. Bring to a boil and boil, uncovered, for 30 minutes, or until tender. Drain the excess water, turn heat to lowest setting, cover rice and let steam for 15-20 minutes, or until the grains split open. Remove from heat and let cool.
In a medium skillet over medium heat, saute the chicken lightly in the butter and oil, cooking gently and thoroughly. Do not overcook the chicken. Cool and shred the chicken into bite-size pieces.
In a medium bowl, mix together the rice, chicken and water chestnuts. Set aside.
For the dressing, whisk together the walnut oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour over the wild rice mixture and combine. To serve, place 2-3 romaine leaves on each plate and spoon the wild rice mixture onto the leaves.
Per Serving: 331 calories; protein 17.5g; carbohydrates 19.2g; fat 21.1g; cholesterol 41.9mg; sodium 70.2mg.