Friday, August 8, 2008

Easy Peasy Wild Rice

This is my favorite way to prepare wild rice. The basic technique I learned from Alton Brown on the Food Network. I have never been able to get wild rice (or brown rice for that matter) to cook properly on the stovetop, so this way was much better.

Wild rice is a great alternative to plain white rice. Low in fat, high in fiber, protein and lysine, this is a great addition to your healthy diet. There are some great wild rice and rice blends in the supermarket. The one I used here was an organic rice medley that is available at Costco.

Easy Peasy Wild Rice...
1 1/2 cups rice
2 1/2 cups boiling water
1 tbsp butter (or butter substitute or olive oil)
1 tsp salt

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Add rice, hot water, butter and salt to a baking dish. Mix slightly and cover tightly with aluminum foil. Bake in oven for 1 hour.

When the rice is almost done, slice one medium onion and sauté in butter or olive oil just until edges appear translucent. Add onion, butter or oil, a sprinkle of garlic salt and a handful of frozen peas to the rice. Mix together gently and recover with foil for 5 minutes so peas can heat up. Serve immediately.

1 comment:

Kiersten said...

Mmm. This looks good Jeri! I'm going to have to try it.