I doubled the recipe for the family. I was sad not to find any fresh cherries at the markIet (checked 2 places) so I used frozen which I thawed prior to using. I made my own brown rice then finished the recipe as directed. The rice was good but seemed a bit dry. We grilled the steak which was good but nothing outstanding. CL has many recipes similar to this. I've got better ones in my saved file so this one isn't quite making the grade.
Made the rice to proportions but used half wild rice/half white so prep time was a bit longer. Used thawed frozen sweet cherries & diced the carrot. Gorgeous presentation & great flavors. Had CL's endive & pear "boats" to start & served simply steamed asparagus.
The rice is one of the best recipes I have ever made from Cooking Light. We did have it with grilled flank steak but instead of the recommendations listed here just used a bit of oil and vinegar salad dressing and soy sauce as a marinade. Also wonderful. The rice was so good we are grilling chicken tonight and having it with the rice. If you like cherries you will love this recipe. Very simple. Used our favorite brown and wild rice mix (not instant so takes longer but worth it in our mind) and probably a bit more cherries, onion and carrot. Will be interesting to try frozen cherries when they aren't in season but right now the fresh ones are wonderful with this dish.
I loved the rice. The flank steak was good.