If I could give this recipe 50 stars I would! PetitFour posted this in response to my request for a Christmas side dish. It was absolutely WONDERFUL! I used a combination of long and short grain brown rice instead of the barley as that is what I had on hand and added a bit more butter when I adjusted the seasonings at the end. I served it with Cornish Game Hens for Christmas and served the leftovers with ham steaks the next night. Both combinations were terrific. This recipe will be our holiday tradition for many years to come, but I'm not going to wait untl just holidays to serve it! Thanks, PetitFour!
Loved this rice as a side dish and would enjoy it used for stuffing also. I used chicken broth, matchstick carrots, and dried herbs instead of fresh. The cranberries and pecans are wonderful, sweet and earthy flavor combination. Dont wait until the holidays to give this recipe a try! Thank you P4 for posting!
A great combination - color and texture and flavor al blend beautifully. Thanks for posting!
I hosted Thanksgiving and tried this for a variation of my mom's (sorry, Mom!). It was a huge hit! The cranberries give just a hint of sweet with the mild saltiness of the broth....Mmmmmm. So I made it on Christmas, too, and that time it turned out even better! Can't wait to have it again! (I subbed all wild rice for a more traditional dish.) Very easy, Very tasty and satisfing!