Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wild Rice and Barley Pilaf

Awesome side dish with pork or poultry-especially in the fall!

Wild Rice and Barley Pilaf
3/4 cup uncooked wild rice
12 cup regular barley
1 tablespoon butter
2 (14oz) cans reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup dried cranberries, snipped dried apricots, dried tart cherries and/or currants
1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Rinse wild rice with cold water; drain.  In a large saucepan cook and stir rice and barley in hot butter over medium heat for 3 minutes.  Carfully add broth.  Bring to boiling, reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 45-50 minutes or until rice and barley are tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.  Remove from heat.

Stir dried fruit into the rice mixture; cover and let stand 5 minutes.  Stir in the almonds before serving.

8 Servings
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