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Mushroom Wild Rice Dish

 Mushroom Wild Rice Dish
With its nutty texture and visual appeal, you’ll turn to this hearty side whenever a rice dish is in order. I’ve served this for more than 30 years and, over time, have learned to make enough for leftovers to be sent home with family members.—Virginia Peter, Winter, Wisconsin
10 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Cook: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked wild rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 bacon strips, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Stir in the rice, salt
  • and pepper. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 55 minutes or
  • until rice is tender. Remove from the heat.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until
  • crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain. Saute
  • the mushrooms, onion and almonds in drippings until vegetables are
  • tender; stir into rice mixture. Add bacon. Yield: 10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 173 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 568 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.