Wild Rice Pilaf

If you need a healthy pilaf for a special event, this recipe is for you. It is fulfilling, brimming with flavor, and is anything but difficult to plan. The mix of flavors blends wonderfully, and the mixture of ingredients makes this wild rice pilaf a very nutritious dish.

wild rice pilaf Prep and Cook Time: 45 minutes, baking time: 1 hourIngredients:

  • 1/2 cup wild rice
  • 1 cup long grain brown rice
  • 1 med onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup diced celery, about 1/4-inch pieces
  • 2 cups sliced crimini mushrooms
  • 1 medium green apple, diced into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 6 dried apricots, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 TBS chopped fresh sage (or 2 tsp dried sage)
  • 3 TBS chopped fresh thyme (or 1 TBS dried thyme)
  • 1/2 TBS fennel seeds
  • 3/4 cup + 1 TBS chicken broth
  • 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and black pepper to taste


1. Bring some gently salted water to a bubbling boil. While the water is reaching boiling point flush the wild rice under running water in a strainer. At the point when water is bubbling, include both wild and brown rice, spread, turn warmth to low, and cook for around 45 minutes, until delicate. Don’t overcook. You will no doubt have abundance water when rice is cooked legitimately. Put cooked rice in a strainer and drain off water. Put aside in a dish large enough to combine everything.

2. Heat 1 Tbsp. chicken stock in a stainless steel skillet. Sauté onion in stock over medium warmth for 5 minutes. Include mushrooms and celery and sauté for another 2-3 minutes.

3. Blend all the ingredients except onions, rice, and 1 Tbsp stock together in dish and season with salt and pepper.

4. Preheat stove to 350°F/175°C. Place mixture in a 8-inch square heating dish and prepare secured for around 1 hour. Sprinkle with olive oil and blend with a fork to keep the wild rice pilaf fluffy


Information From Wikipedia

Typically sold as a dried whole grain, wild rice is high in protein, the amino acid lysine and dietary fiber, and low in fat. Nutritional analysis shows wild rice to be second only to oats (quinoa was third) in protein content per 100 calories. Like true rice, it does not contain gluten. It is also a good source of certain minerals and B vitamins. One cup of cooked wild rice provides 5% or more of the daily value of thiamin, riboflavin, iron, and potassium; 10% or more of the daily value of niacin, b6, folate, magnesium, phosphorus; 15% of zinc; and over 20% of manganese.

wild rice pilaf is a healthy and tasty addition to your diet.


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