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Brown Basmati and Wild Rice Pilaf

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Brown Basmati and Wild Rice Pilaf
Wild rice gives this side dish a pleasantly nutty flavor, while the vegetables add sweetness. This rice pilaf is a great accompaniment for vegetarian and seafood entrees.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup wild rice
  • 1 cup brown basmati rice
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped fine
  • 1 carrot, chopped fine
  • 1 leek, chopped fine
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
  • Tamari

Preparation:

In small saucepan, bring 3 cups water to a boil. Add wild and brown basmati rice, salt and bay leaf. Bring rice to a boil, cover, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 45 minutes, until rice is fluffy.

Let the rice sit, covered, for 10 minutes before using. Discard bay leaf.

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion, carrots and leek, and sauté until vegetables are tender but not browned, about 5 minutes.

Turn rice into mixing bowl. Add vegetables, parsley, and tamari to taste. Mix well and serve hot or room temperature.

Serves 4-6

Copyright 2007 by Jen Hoy

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