Wild Rice Extra Ordinaire
(Shared recipe submitted by Judy Knight.)
- 4 ounces uncooked wild rice
- 15 ounces chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup each chopped onion and celery
- 1 tart apple chopped (1-1/2 to 2 cups)
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- Dash of red pepper
- Salt and cracked pepper to taste
Boil rice in 2-1/2 cups salted water for 30 minutes. Drain of most of water. Add chicken broth and continue to simmer until tender, about 20 to 30 more minutes.
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Meanwhile, sauté celery and onion in butter for 5 minutes. Add apple and pecans to celery and onion. Sauté 5 more minutes. They need to stay slightly crisp.
Add above to rice. Stir in cayenne and cracked pepper. Simmer 5 more minutes. (I also like to add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. This is optional.) Let set for a few minutes prior to serving. Serve with pork or fowl.
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