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Slow-Cooked Wild Rice Pilaf

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  • 10 min prep time
  • 5 hr 10 min total time
  • 11 ingredients
  • 12 servings
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Come home to this hearty wild rice pilaf that’s slow cooked with Green Giant® Sliced Mushrooms, chicken broth and dried cherries – perfect for a dinner.

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups uncooked wild rice
1/2
cup sliced green onions
1
(4.5-oz.) jar Green Giant™ Sliced Mushrooms, drained
1
garlic clove, minced
3/4
teaspoon salt
1
(14 1/2-oz.) can ready-to-serve chicken broth
2
cups water
1/2
cup (3 oz.) dried cherries
3/4
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon nutmeg
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Steps

  • 1 Spray 4 to 6-quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Rinse rice with cold water; place in sprayed slow cooker. Add onions, mushrooms, garlic, salt, broth and water.
  • 2 Cover; cook on high setting for 3 to 4 hours.
  • 3 Add cherries, thyme and nutmeg to rice; mix gently. Cook on low setting for an additional 30 to 60 minutes or until rice is opened and tender.
  • 4 Just before serving, stir in parsley.
  • 1 Spray 4 to 6-quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Rinse rice with cold water; place in sprayed slow cooker. Add onions, mushrooms, garlic, salt, broth and water.
  • 2 Cover; cook on high setting for 3 to 4 hours.
  • 3 Add cherries, thyme and nutmeg to rice; mix gently. Cook on low setting for an additional 30 to 60 minutes or until rice is opened and tender.
  • 4 Just before serving, stir in parsley.

Expert Tips

Dried cranberries can be used in place of the cherries.

Cook the rice ahead; keep it warm in a slow cooker set on low for up to two hours.

Cover any leftover pilaf and refrigerate or freeze it; reheat in the microwave for another meal.

Enjoy this winter side dish with a pork, poultry or beef entree.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 3/4 Cup
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
10
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1g
2%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
180mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
4g
4%
Protein
4g
4%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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