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Healthy wild rice is a colorful rice side dish made with a quick cook parboiled wild rice combined with carrots, celery, chopped green onion, golden raisins, and chopped apple. Flavored with chicken broth and spices, this rice dish will complement almost every entree.
You will love this warm and savory vegetable and wild rice recipe. It is full of sweet apple and raisin bits that add just the right amount of flavor contrast. A mouth watering side dish for any meal.
Collect the following ingredients to make this rice side dish:
- long grain and wild rice mix
- golden raisins
- green onion
- chicken broth
- ground black pepper
- extra virgin olive oil
How to Prepare Wild Rice
Start by cooking rice according to package directions. I used Uncle Ben's Long Grain & Wild Rice - Fast Cook for this recipe. You can substitute another parboiled wild rice mix.
To prepare the rice, add one cup of water and 1 cup of chicken broth to a pan along with a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Set the burner temperature to medium-high until the water mixture comes to a boil. Add the wild rice mixture to the pan of water and discard the seasoning packet.
Lower the temperature to medium-low, cover pan and simmer rix mixture for 10 minutes.
While the rice is cooking, peel and grate the carrot, chop half an apple, onion, and celery into small chunks. Slice green onion.
When rice is ready add vegetables, apple, raisins, and spices and toss to mix. Serve warm.
What to serve with Healthy Wild Rice
This healthy wild rice recipe is a perfect side dish for any meal. Full of warm rice, savory flavors, and sweet bits of apple and raisin, it is a filling and satisfying recipe. You might enjoy it with Herbed Chicken, or Bacon-Wrapped Chicken.