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Wild Rice with Dried Apricots and Cranberries


Wild Rice with Dried Apricots and Cranberries

Wild Rice with Dried Apricots and Cranberries

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Makes 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

1/2 cup uncooked wild rice
3 cups chicken broth, divided
1 cup apple juice
3/4 cup uncooked long-grain white rice
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup dried cranberries
2 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley

Preparation

  1. Rinse wild rice in fine strainer under cold running water. Drain. Combine wild rice, 1-1/2 cups chicken broth and apple juice in 2-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer, covered, about 45 minutes or until rice is tender. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, combine white rice and remaining 1-1/2 cups broth in separate 2-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer, covered, 12 to 15 minutes.
  3. Stir raisins, apricots and cranberries into white rice; simmer 5 minutes or until rice is tender and fluffy and liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. Let stand covered 5 minutes or until fruit is tender; set aside.
  4. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 5 to 6 minutes until tender. Stir in pecans. Cook and stir 2 minutes.
  5. Add wild rice and white rice mixtures to skillet. Add parsley; cook and stir over medium heat about 2 minutes or until heated through.

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