Wild Rice Pilaf

Wild Rice
Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 55 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings

Vegetables give this easy wild rice dish flavor and slivered toasted almonds give it extra crunch. Southern cooking is known for being fried in butter and lard but this is a delicious, light, and healthy recipe that'll fill you right up.

What You'll Need

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup raw wild rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds*

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a large heavy skillet.
  2. Sauté wild rice, onion, celery, carrots, and mushrooms until vegetables are golden brown.
  3. Add chicken broth and poultry seasoning.
  4. Cover and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes, until the rice is tender.
  5. Taste and add salt and pepper.
  6. Top with toasted slivered almonds just before serving.

To Toast Nuts

  1. Spread out in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  2. Toast in a 350 F oven, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes, or toast in an ungreased skillet over medium heat, stirring, until golden brown and aromatic.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 231
    Total Fat 17 g
    Saturated Fat 8 g
    Unsaturated Fat 6 g
    Cholesterol 31 mg
    Sodium 721 mg
    Carbohydrates 16 g
    Dietary Fiber 3 g
    Protein 7 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)