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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 1 hour
  • Makes
    10 servings

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.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 173 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 568mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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  • Lourdes
    Feb 24, 2019

    Love this recipe! The first time I made it, I didn't have chicken broth and slivered almonds, so I substituted chicken stock and pine nuts. I also added fresh thyme. Since then, I've made the original recipe and there is NO comparison. I'm sticking with my edited version.

  • ksharpy
    May 22, 2017

    I made this for my husbands birthday dinner to go with steaks. Instead of chicken broth I used beef broth. It made a big bowl full. My husband said it was his new favorite rice dish. The whole family loved it!!! I would give it 10 stars if I could!

  • rmbarr059
    Dec 26, 2014

    Really enjoyed this rice! Made it for Christmas dinner and even my 1 year old loved it! Used baby portabella mushrooms. Delicious!

  • Kris Countryman
    Nov 2, 2010

    This is a very nice recipe. I used canned mushrooms as I did not have fresh mushrooms on hand. Also I used a brown and wild rice mix since I was out of plain wild rice.