The addition of pea pods and raisins to rice and barley makes this crowd-pleasing salad extra nutritious. Chill for at least four hours to give the salad time to soak up the flavors of the low-fat orange dressing.
Bring the water to boiling in a large saucepan; stir in uncooked wild rice and barley. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 40 minutes or until wild rice and barley are tender. Drain off liquid. Transfer wild rice and barley to a large bowl.
Stir in pea pods, raisins, scallions, the 2 teaspoons orange peel, the orange juice, oil, salt, and pepper. Cover and chill for 4 to 6 hours.
To serve, stir in mint. If desired, garnish with additional orange peel.
1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat, 1/2 fruit