Warm Chicken Dijon Salad

2 cups water
2 tbs butter or margarine
One 6-1/4 oz pkg Uncle Ben's Fast Cooking Long Grain & Wild Rice
2 tbs tarragon vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
2 to 3 tsp Dijon-style mustard
1/4 to 1/2 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups cooked chicken strips (about 1 x 1/4 inches)
1 tbs capers, drained well
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
1 jar (2 oz) diced pimiento, drained

Combine water, butter and contents of rice and seasoning packets in medium saucepan. Bring to a vigorous boll. Cover tightly and simmer until all water is absorbed, about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine vinegar, garlic, mustards and sugar, Whisk in oil. Stir into warm rice along with chicken, capers and red pepper. Heat through. Serve warm.

Makes 6 servings.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana