Easy Wild Rice and Papaya Salad

1 1/3 c wild rice, rinsed
3 c water
1 tsp salt
1 large ripe papaya
1 c grated carrots (2 medium carrots)
1/2 c chopped fresh cilantro, plus sprigs for garnish
3/4 c white rice-wine vinegar
lettuce leaves (for serving)
Hawaii Papaya Rice Thanksgiving Dish

In a large saucepan, combine wild rice, water and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until rice is tender, @50 minutes. Drain any remaining liquid and transfer the rice to a large bowl;
let cool to room temperature, @30 minutes.

Peel, seed and dice the papaya, Add it along with the carrots and cilantro, to the rice. Pour rice-wine vinegar over and toss gently to combine. Line a platter with lettuce leaves and mound the wild rice.

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