Heat pecans in small nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, stirring often, 5 to 7 minutes or until pecans are toasted and fragrant.
Prepare rice according to package directions.
Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add shallots, and sauté 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, and sauté 10 minutes or until golden brown and tender. Add cranberries and next 2 ingredients, and sauté 3 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir shallot mixture, toasted pecans, and parsley into hot cooked rice.
Note: Konriko Wild Pecan Brown Rice from Louisiana is one of our favorites. Find it in the supermarket or order directly from konriko.com.
This sounded good and is different BUT I would use 1 box of rice and a full recipe of all ingredients or at least play around with it. There was so much rice. I made half the recipe and it definitely serve more than 5.
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