Combine brown and wild rice blend and bay leaf in a large saucepan; cook according to rice package directions, omitting salt and fat. Discard bay leaf. Heat pan over medium-high heat; coat with cooking spray. Add onion, celery, and carrot; sauté 3 minutes. Add minced garlic; sauté for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Stir in chicken, and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add wine; cook for 1 minute. Add chicken broth and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in rice. Remove from heat, and stir in half-and-half, sage, salt, and pepper.
The other reviewer said Gross? Seriously, this is good! I have made it three times for my family and everyone goes back for seconds. I use Near East Wild Rice mix (with the flavor packet and without the bay leaf) and then shredded rotisserie chicken instead of just thighs. This is really really good!! I have also used fat free half and half and thought it was just as good. Try this recipe, you will not be disappointed!!