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Wild Rice Pilaf

Wild rice pilaf is a delicious and flavorful rice dish with fresh veggies. The perfect side dish for chicken, salmon, or even Thanksgiving!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 268kcal
Author: NicoleDurham

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme *optional
  • 2 leaves fresh sage *optional
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 cups Wild Rice Rice-a-Roni boxes
  • 3 cups broth or stock chicken or vegetable
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large saucepot, add your olive oil, thyme, and sage over medium high heat until the oil sizzles.
  • Toss in the chopped celery, carrots, and onion. Stir until the onions are translucent and the vegetables are softer. They'll continue to cook in the broth so you don't want them too soft or they'll be mushy!
  • Add in your rice and stir until the white grains clear in color.
  • Pour in the broth and add salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil.
  • Place the lid on the pot and reduce the heat to low. Let simmer for about 15-20 minutes until the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Remove from heat. Remove the lid. Fluff with a fork and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 6g | Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 44.6g | Protein: 10.8g | Fat: 6.1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.8g | Sodium: 467.3mg | Potassium: 484.3mg | Fiber: 4.6g | Sugar: 3.5g | Vitamin A: 206.3IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 36.6mg | Iron: 1.5mg