Sunday, January 7, 2018

Wild Rice and Pistachio Stuffing with Craisins

 This recipe was originally created to partner with Albin's Apricot Chicken, but it really goes perfectly with anything. Pork chops? Yes please. Roast Beef? Absolutely. Regular baked chicken breast? Definitely! It's has a rich flavor with just a hint of sweetness from the dried cranberries, and the pistachios give it a little crunch to round everything out. Make it over the weekend and then serve it during the week for quick weeknight supper!

4 tbs butter
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
3 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 cup wild rice
1 cup long grain brown rice
1 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbs fresh thyme leaves
3/4 cup shelled pistachios
1/2 cup scallions, chopped
Salt and pepper

Melt the butter in a large heavy pot over medium heat. Add onions and garlic. Saute until tender, about 4 minutes. Add chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Add wild rice. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in brown rice. Cover and simmer until rice is tender and most liquid is absorbed. Stir in cranberries, parsley, thyme, and green onions. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Not a fan of pistachios? Use any other kind of nut. How about pine nuts?
Not a fan of dried cranberries? Use any other dried fruit you like! Regular or golden raisins or even chopped dried apricots if you're making it with Albin's Chicken. Anything will work!

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