Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wild Rice Medley



Have you ever stopped to think about wild rice?
Is it really wild?
Is it just another type of rice grown in paddies?

Actually, real wild rice is a grass with large seed heads. It grows in clear, pristine lakes of Minnesota and Canada, with perfect water conditions and levels. It looks and tastes quite a bit different than the brown paddy rice that is found in your local grocery stores. Search your organic or health food store for the best real wild rice you can find and experience a new taste with great nutritional value. Then try this wonderful recipe along with some chicken or turkey; it's just right for the Fall table.

Wild Rice Medley

1 3/4 C. low-sodium chicken broth
1 t. dill weed
1/2 t. dried basil
1/8 t. pepper
Pinch dried thyme
3/4 c. uncooked wild rice
1 c. chopped green pepper
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 T. olive oil
6 fresh mushrooms sliced
1 large tomato, diced
1/4 c. reduced-fat shredded mozzarella cheese

In a saucepan, combine broth an d seasonings; bring to a boil. Add rice; cover and simmer for 55-60 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
In a skillet, saute green pepper, onion, and garlic in oil.
Add mushrooms; saute until tender.
Stir in rice and tomato.
Transfer to a greased 1 1/2 qt. baking dish.
Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Sprinkle with cheese.
Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Yield: 8 servings

If you like this blog, please look for my other blogs:
Thyme for Herbs
Happenstance House
Tickling the Ivories

3 comments:

GigiSehatBadanSehat said...

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Mildred said...

Your blogs have me mesmerized! I've spent the morning reading eagerly through them. Happenstance House is enchanting! Thanks for visiting me this morning and I will be checking in with you again soon.

Jane Marie said...

Gigi, thank you for the vote. I appreciate it.

Mildred, I'm glad you're finding your way around. And even more thrilled that you like it.