Recipe by Sass Smith
This is a recipe of my own, using flavor combinations from Iran and west-central Asia (not flavored with actual Persians, as the title might seem to suggest). Pomegranate syrup is available in Middle Eastern stores; there is also a product sold by Trader Joe's called "Pomegranate Glaze" which would work, too. If you feel that the syrup is too tart, you could add a tiny amount of sugar to smooth it out a bit. Walnut oil could also be substituted for the olive oil.
- 1 cup wild rice
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 2 tablespoons pomegranate syrup
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1⁄2 cup walnuts
Directions See How It's Made
- Cook wild rice according to package directions, substituting stock for water. Cool to room temperature.
- Meanwhile, gently dry-toast the walnuts in a skillet, keeping a close eye on them. This should take 10 or so minutes.
- Toss the cooled rice with oil, then syrup. Salt to taste.
- Garnish with toasted walnuts.