WILD RICE PILAF With PORCINI, CRANBERRIES & TOASTED ALMONDS

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a medium pot, combine wild rice, ¾ cup chicken broth and 1 tablespoons butter; bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 40 minutes.
  • Place porcini in a small bowl, add enough water to cover and soak for 30 minutes. In a small skillet on medium heat, toast almonds; remove from the heat and set aside. Place basmati rice in a fine sieve over a bowl and rinse until water is no longer cloudy; let it drain. After 30 minutes, drop porcini in a fine sieve and let it drain.
  • After 40 minutes, add basmati to wild rice. Pour the remaining broth (1 ½ cups), give a good stir and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes.
  • In another pot over medium heat, add butter. When melted, add onion and sauté for 2 minutes. Add porcini, making sure to leave dirt behind, and garlic; sauté for 1 minute. Pour in white wine and cook until almost evaporate; stir and remove from the heat.
  • When rice is cooked, add porcini mixture, cranberries and toasted almonds; season with freshly ground black pepper and sea salt. Give a good stir, cover, remove from the heat and let the rice rest for 5 minutes before serving. For the final touch, sprinkle chopped parsley for each bowl.
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