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Cranberry Wild Rice

 Cranberry Wild Rice
Nuts are a wonderful source of protein and nutrition so I look for ways to add them to all of my dishes. The addition of cranberries in this recipe makes it perfect for fall.—Dawn Bryant, Thedford, Nebraska
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 50 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring water and rice to a boil. Reduce heat;
  • simmer, uncovered, for 50-60 minutes or until rice is tender.
  • In a large skillet, saute the onion, cranberries and thyme in oil
  • until onion is tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain rice
  • if needed; stir in onion mixture and pine nuts. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 238 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.