Bay Flavored Brown & Wild Rice

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Scarlett516

I found this recipe in my Penzeys catalog. It makes a great meal with Roast Cornish Hens and Green Beans with Mushrooms.

Top Review by JackieOhNo

Really lovely flavor! I used just brown rice (as I don't really care the texture of wild rice), a fresh shallot, all chicken stock and 3 bay leaves. The aroma while cooking was wonderful, which I realized was the bay leaves. For some reason, I had never attributed much flavor or aroma to bay leaves, but I realize they are the key to many dishes, now. I will be making this often. Thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If using dry shallots, rehydrate by soaking in 2 tbsp water for 5 minutes.
  2. In a 2 quart saucepan, sauté shallots in butter until lightly browned.
  3. Add both types of rice, chicken stock (or water), salt (if using), and bay leaves.
  4. Bring to a rapid boil, cover, and reduce to a simmer.
  5. Simmer for 45 minutes and do not remove the cover until the 45 minutes have passed. Fluff with a fork.
  6. If any liquid is left after 45 minutes, stir lightly, then continue to cook over low heat for about 5 more minutes, or until all water is gone.

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