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Delicious wild rice recipes

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Wild rice can be eaten as is, or can be transformed into delicious soup and side dishes. Here are two recipes that are sure to delight.

Creamy wild rice soup

2 cups cooked wild rice

3 T. butter

1 T. minced onion

¼ cup chopped celery

¼ cup flour

4 cups chicken broth

1/2 pound button mushrooms

1 cup cream

parsley or chives

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in pan and saute onion and celery.
  • Blend in flour gradually.
  • Add broth, stirring constantly until thick.
  • Stir in rice and salt and simmer 5 minutes.
  • Saute mushrooms 1 tablespoon, blend in cream.
  • Heat to serving temperature carefully so it does not curdle.
  • Garnish with parsley or chives.

Cranberry wild rice

8 oz mushrooms, sliced

15 oz can low sodium chicken broth

½ cup slivered almonds

8 oz wild rice, rinsed

2 cups dried cranberries

Toast the almonds.

  • Add the toasted almonds to the chicken broth in a covered dish.

  • Add a large pat of butter to the skillet and sauté sliced mushrooms.

  • While mushrooms are sautéing, rinse the wild rice
  • Remove mushrooms to broth w/slotted spoon.

  • With remaining juices in skillet, add the wild rice and stir till juices absorbed.

  • Add mushrooms and almonds to broth.

  • Cover and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees. 

  • After it has baked, add dried cranberries and gently mix.

  • Put the lid back on and rest till almost cool to rehydrate the dried cranberries.


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