Cherry Wild Rice

Cherry Wild Rice A friend cooked this at our weekly poker game and it was wonderful! I made it for a few other friends and they said it was the best rice they’ve ever had!

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 10 mins

    COOK : 1 hr 1 min

    TOTAL : 1 hr 11 mins

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 4 servings

  • Bring 2 cups water and wild rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender, 30 to 45 minutes. Drain excess liquid, fluff rice with a fork, and cook uncovered, about 5 minutes more.

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  • Bring 1/2 water and brown rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, about 45 minutes.

  • Combine cherries, brown sugar, and almonds in a large nonstick skillet; cook and stir over medium heat until brown sugar melts and coats cherries and almonds, about 6 minutes. Stir in brown rice, wild rice, celery, orange juice, red wine vinegar, and orange zest. Cook, stirring frequently, until heated through, about 5 minutes.

Per Serving: 295 calories; protein 5.8g; carbohydrates 61.4g; fat 3.9g; sodium 26.2mg. Substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries if desired.