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Nutty Brown Wild Rice

Leigh Beisch
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 20 mins
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
This easy wild rice dish can be whipped up in a flash for a tasty weeknight dinner side. Toasted pine nuts, dried cherries and fresh basil really make it taste special.

Ingredients

  • 2 (6.2-ounce) packages fast-cooking recipe long-grain and wild rice (such as Uncle Ben's)
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/3 to 2/3 cup dried cherries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 296
  • fat 6 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • monofat 2 g
  • polyfat 3 g
  • protein 8 g
  • carbohydrate 53 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 397 mg
  • calcium 41 mg

How to Make It

  1. Discard flavor packet from rice, if included. Combine rice and broth in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; stir in remaining ingredients. Serve warm.

Cook's Notes

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