Recipe of the month: harvest wild rice pilaf
Feed More’s Community Kitchen staff and volunteers prepare a variety of meals every day that are delicious and rich in nutrients and healthy ingredients. We’re excited to share some of our favorite recipes that our recipients enjoy through programs like Meals on Wheels, Summer Food Service Program and the Kids Cafe.
Our harvest wild rice pilaf brings all the warm feelings of the season together in one delicious dish. Packed with fragrant herbs and healthy vegetables, this recipe will quickly become a holiday favorite for you and your loved ones.
20 fl. oz. water
1/4 oz. chicken broth
1 bay leaf
3/4 tsp. dried thyme leaves
4 3/8 oz. wild rice
1 ½ tbsp. unsalted butter
2 1/3 oz. sweet onions, chopped
2 oz. fresh carrots, chopped fine
¼ tsp. dried parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
- Bring broth and 6 ounces of water, bay leaf and ½ teaspoon of thyme to a boil in medium pot.
- Add wild rice, cover and reduce heat to low. Let simmer until plump and tender, and has absorbed most of the liquid. About 35 to 45 minutes.
- Drain rice in strainer to remove excess liquid and remove bay leaf.
- Return rice to pan, cover and set aside.
- In large pan, melt butter and add onion, carrot and 1 teaspoon of salt and cook, stirring frequently until vegetables are softened but not browned. About 4 minutes.
- Add wild rice and coat in vegetable and butter mixture.
- Add remaining thyme and remaining water to mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer until water is absorbed. About 16 minutes. Take off heat and fluff rice.
- Add parsley and season with salt and pepper. Enjoy!