Wild Rice, Sauteed Apples & Onion With Fresh Sage

Total Time
45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Hearty Fall flavors in this rice dish, the fresh sage is perfect with the sauteed apples and rice. I also love to cook the rice in chicken broth for extra flavor. I serve this with my chicken stuffed with fontina, cranberry and walnuts recipe , it is the perfect compliment. Cranberry, Fontina and Walnut Stuffed Chicken Breasts. I wouldn't say this is a quick weekday recipe, but a Sunday dinner or entertaining with a few friends. It is very elegant with tons of flavor and cost friendly. But this rice is just as good with a simple roasted chicken any day.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (6 ounce) box long grain and wild rice blend, I use Uncle Bens but any brand will work. I use the original recipe, not quick cooking, but use your
  • chicken broth, to cook the rice in
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 granny smith apples, diced
  • 1 teaspoon apple jelly
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage
  • salt
  • pepper

Directions

  1. Rice -- Cook the rice according to directions. I like to cook in chicken broth for extra flavor, but by all means, water will work just fine.
  2. Note: If entertaining, I replace 1/2 cup of the chicken broth with white wine to even give the dish more flavor, but for every day I don't. Also if you have kids you may or may not want to. That is up to you. The wine adds a great flavor to the dish however.
  3. Apples and Onions -- as the rice cooks which will take about 20-30 minutes heat up a small skillet on medium heat and melt the butter. Saute the onions and apples on medium for 5 minutes until soft but not over cooked. Add in the apple jelly, sage, salt and pepper.
  4. Mix -- When the rice is done, combine the rice with the apple mixture and it is ready to enjoy. If you want, garnish with a teaspoon of butter to mix in and even make the dish richer in flavor.