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Almond Wild Rice Recipe

Almond Wild Rice Recipe

Made with both brown rice and wild rice, this popular pilaf has a hint of fruity sweetness, thanks to golden raisins. I prepare the casserole the morning of the party, then refrigerate it in an ovenproof dish to heat through later. -Mark Trinklein, Racine, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 55 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 5-1/2 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1 cup sliced or slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a small saucepan, bring 1/2 cup broth to a boil. Remove from the heat; add raisins and set aside (do not drain). In a large saucepan, bring 3 cups of broth and 2 tablespoons of butter to a boil. Add wild rice; cover and simmer for 55-60 minutes or until the rice is tender; drain if necessary.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in large saucepan, combine the brown rice, 2 tablespoons butter and remaining broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 35-40 minutes or until rice is tender; drain if necessary.
  • 3. In a small skillet, saute the almonds in remaining butter until lightly browned. In a serving bowl, combine the wild rice, brown rice, raisin mixture, almonds, parsley, salt and pepper. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 305 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 645mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.

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kimspacc User ID: 1340117 100902
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2014

"This had nice flavors and a pretty presentation. I would make it again."

amk4985 User ID: 5118881 54064
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"I loved it!"

peskysushi User ID: 6229472 131120
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2013

"This is a favorite recipe of mine for Easter and Thanksgiving, and has become somewhat of a family tradition. I sometimes use a gourmet blend of different rices, and use a variety of dried fruit, like a mixture of organic dried cranberrires, dried diced apricots, and dried diced peach pieces, along with golden raisins to taste. Too make the dish more healthful, I usually substitute olive oil and reduced salt broth for the rice. I also use walnut oil to slowly brown the almond slivers. If I want a little butter flavor I might add a tablespoon or two at the end for flavor. I also leave out the parsley and added salt at the end."

master.chef.jay User ID: 6442374 122173
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"i found the flavors over powering"

tinkaandme User ID: 1650238 91582
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2008

"This recipe is definitely worth the effort. Once you cook everything you just mix it all together! The flavor is wonderful! It is surely one I'll make again. But be sure you have at least one to two hours to get it all done."

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