Nutty Wild Rice

"This is a delicious accompaniment to any roasted meat. You can vary the rice a bit by using a combination of white, brown and wild rice or any combination of rice or other grains so long as the total amount adds up to 1 cup."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • In a non-stick frying pan or toaster oven, slowly toast almonds. Set aside. In a large non-stick frying pan, heat oil over medium heat, add onion, carrot, garlic and mushrooms; saute until tender.
  • Add rice and cook until lightly browned. Add broth, sherry, salt, pepper, oregano and basil. bring to a boil and simmer, covered for 45 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Toss with nuts and parsley and serve.

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  1. Outta Here
    Very good dish. Great with a rack of pork roast and fresh steamed asparagus. I used the almonds, but want to try with pine nuts, also. I used a wild/brown rice blend from Lundbergs, that has 3-4 types of rice in it. The sherry gives it a nutty flavor, and the fresh parsely is a nice touch.
  2. Gingin7
    Very lovely recipe, had it with Cornish Game hens tonight, turned out perfectly seasoned, just added a dash of tamari, thanks for posting!
  3. Leggy Peggy
    A lovely combination of flavours and textures. Wild rice is a treat in Australia and this recipe lets it shine. I made this as written using pine nuts, a few almond slivers and a dry sherry. The rice comes out sort of al dente, and the 10 minutes of standing made enough difference for us. Yummo!
  4. DuChick
    Loved this! What an elegant, restaurant-quality dish! It's colorful and full of flavor. I ended up cooking mine 15 minutes longer than stated since I wasn't sure the 10 minutes sitting time would soften the rice enough. It was still a bit hard at 45 minutes. Wonderful recipe, Jan! MERP'd for Spring Photo Tag '08.


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