Fresh Green Onions (also called scallions) and Leeks require insect infestation inspection. Please see “Special Instructions below:
1 (4-to 6-ounce) package long grain and wild rice mix
2 cups cooked boneless chicken breast cut into cubes
1/2 cup sliced green onions
4 plums, sliced
2 tablespoon oil
2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
Prepare rice mix as directed; cool to room temperature. Combine rice, chicken, green onions and sliced plums in large mixing bowl. To prepare the dressing, combine oil, lemon juice, soy sauce and ginger in a bowl and whisk to combine. Pour over rice mixture and toss lightly. Chill until served.
Green Onions/Scallions and Insect Infestation:
Light green or brown thrips may occasionally be found between the green branches where they protrude from the bulb. Less frequently, they can be found crawling on the outside or inside of the long green shoots.
1. A vertical cut should be made from the top of the scallion’s green shoot to the bottom of the bulb. Examine three scallions from each bunch, paying careful attention to the area between the branches that protrude from the bulb.
2. If no insects are found, wash thoroughly under a heavy stream of water or power hose and use.
3. If insects are found in a scallion, the entire bunch must be checked. The affected scallion must be discarded.