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    Wild Rice With Shitakes and Toasted Almonds

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    Total Time:

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    1 hrs 10 mins

    15 mins

    55 mins

    PaulaG's Note:

    This recipe comes from "The Eating Well with Diabetes Cookbook". It makes great use of the dried shitakes I always have on hand. It is low in fat and high in fiber.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Over high heat, in a medium saucepan, bring the broth to a boil, add rice.
    2. 2
      Reduce heat to simmer, cover and simmer until the rice is just tender, 45 to 55 minutes.
    3. 3
      Drain any remaining liquid and transfer the rice to a serving bowl.
    4. 4
      While the rice is cooking, toast almonds in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until golden brown and fragrant; approximately 2 to 3 minutes.
    5. 5
      Transfer to a plate and allow to cool.
    6. 6
      If using dried shitake mushrooms, rehydrate in water as instructed on package, drain and about 5 minutes before rice is done, melt the butter in a medium nonstick skillet and add the scallions and mushrooms.
    7. 7
      Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until softened and scallions are a bright green; 2 to 3 minutes.
    8. 8
      Add the scallion mixture, almonds and pepper to the rice.
    9. 9
      Stir to mix thoroughly and adjust seasonings as necessary for personal taste.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 27, 2010

      55

      Wonderful side dish! I made my own brown and wild rice mix by mixing 1/4 c wild rice with 3/4 c brown rice. I used fresh shiitake mushrooms but omitted the scallions (personal preference), and it still had plenty of flavor. Thanks Paula for another keeper! Made for ZWT6.

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    • on May 30, 2008

      55

      Oh yeah, we were liking this one tonight for dinner with our Yakitori ( Japanese Grilled Chicken Skewers). I followed this recipe to a tee, using fresh shitake mushrooms. I would not change a thing! Perfect. I would definitely serve this to company. Thanks, Paula. Made for my Babes for ZWT4.

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    • on October 20, 2007

      55

      This is very good. Went very well with grilled salmon. I used dried shiitakes. I have some dried mixed wild mushrooms that would be very good in this dish also. I will be making this again!

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    Nutritional Facts for Wild Rice With Shitakes and Toasted Almonds

    Serving Size: 1 (136 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 84.4
     
    Calories from Fat 43
    51%
    Total Fat 4.8 g
    7%
    Saturated Fat 0.9 g
    4%
    Cholesterol 4.6 mg
    1%
    Sodium 152.3 mg
    6%
    Total Carbohydrate 6.8 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    5%
    Sugars 2.5 g
    10%
    Protein 4.3 g
    8%

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    shiitake mushrooms

    brown and wild rice mix

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