Wild Rice with Pecans

  • Yield 6 servings

The fruity flavors in this rice dish make it a great accompaniment to pork.

Ingredients

1 cup uncooked wild rice
5 1/2 cups chicken broth or chicken stock
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup golden raisins
-- Grated rind of 1 large orange
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup olive oil
-- Thinly sliced scallions
-- Chopped fresh mint, to taste
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Instructions

  1. Rinse the wild rice under cold water.  Bring to a boil with the chicken broth in a medium heavy saucepan.  Reduce the heat ans simmer for 30 to 45 minutes or just until the rice is tender.  Drain in a colander lined with a thin towel.  Combine with the pecans, raisins, orange rind, orange juice, olive oil, scallions, mint and salt in a bowl and mix gently.  Adjust the seasonings.  Let stand for 2 hours to develop the flavors.  Serve at room temperature.

Recipe reprinted with permission from The Junior League of Rhode Island’s A Tasteful Reflection of Historic Rhode Island (Providence, Rhode Island, 1995).

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