Fruited Basmati and Wild Rice Blend With Pecans

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, heat 2 T olive oil.
  2. Add the basmati and wild rice, stir well to coat the rices with the oil, and saute for 5 minutes while stirring constantly.
  3. Add the vegetable stock and salt, and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 40 minutes.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat, leave covered, and set aside for 5 minutes to allow the rice to steam.
  6. Meanwhile, in a large non-stick skillet, saute the green onion and celery in the remaining 2 T olive oil for 5-7 minutes or until soft.
  7. Add the garlic and dried herbs, and saute an additional 2 minutes.
  8. Add the dried cranberries, chopped pecans, and dried apricots, and saute an additional 2 minutes.
  9. Add the reserved rices, along with the remaining ingredients, stir well to combine, and continue to cook an additional 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
  10. Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed.
  11. Transfer the rice blend to a large bowl for service.
Most Helpful

This was very colorful and elegant looking and very delicious. It made a huge amount, though. Next time, I'd cut it in half for just my family.

PMP December 22, 2004