Festivus Rice

Vegan Gluten Free

This vegetable laden wild rice is delicious and satisfying with its many complementary flavors.

  • 2 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • Sea salt
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup roasted, salted, shelled pistachios
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

Prepare the wild rice according to package directions. If you don’t have directions, boil the rice with 2 cups of broth, covered, for 45 minutes. Remove from heat, and allow to steam for 10 minutes with the cover on. Then fluff with a fork. If there is any remaining water in the rice, just drain it off.

While the rice is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Sauté the diced onion, apple, and carrot until the onion in soft. Add the celery, thyme, garlic, and a teaspoon of salt, and sauté for a couple more minutes. Squeeze the lemon juice over the mixture. Add the cranberries, pistachios, rice, and vinegar. Stir to incorporate. Heat through. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.

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