Mix together the rice, dates, carrots, green onions and vinaigrette dressing. Refrigerate mixture overnight to blend flavors. Add pecans just prior to serving. Serve with chicken or fish.
Variation: Add dried apricots, golden raisins or currants. Can be served cold, at room temperature or hot.
In food processor, combine sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper. Slowly add oil, mixing until combined. If a food processor is not available, the dressing can also be mixed by hand using a wire whip.
Makes about 4 1/2 cups dressing.Makes 12 to 14 Source: