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Family, Friends and Food – Harvest Wild Rice

Here’s another great side dish (this may rival the quinoa).  Personally, I like to make this a little heavy on the beans and mushrooms – it’s always fun to play around with recipes.  Enjoy!

Harvest Wild Rice

3 cups vegetable broth
3 cups water
1/2 pound dried flageolets or Great Northern beans
3/4 cup wild rice (about 4 ounces)
2 large leeks — white and pale-green parts only
2 tablespoons unsalted margarine
1/4 lb. fresh shiitake mushrooms — sliced thin
1/4 cup hazelnuts — toasted and skinned and chopped coarse
1/4 cup dried cranberries

In a large saucepan simmer broth, water, and beans, covered, 45 minutes.
Stir in wild rice and simmer, covered, 45 minutes, or until beans and rice are tender.
Drain rice mixture and return to pan.
Cut leeks crosswise into 1/2-inch slices. Soak in water, agitating occasionally to dislodge any sand.
Lift leeks out of water and drain in a colander.
Sauté leeks in oil over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until almost tender.
Add mushrooms with salt to taste and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender (2 min.).
Stir leek mixture into rice mixture.
Reheat mixture, adding water to prevent it from sticking to skillet, before proceeding.
Stir hazelnuts and cranberries into rice mixture and serve warm.

Courtesy of FARM

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