Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wild Rice Pilaf

This recipe comes from Barefoot Contessa - Family Style Cookbook.

3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
Kosher salt
2 cups pure wild rice
1/4 cup finely chopped scallions, white and green parts (2 scallions)
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
Melt 2 Tablespoons of the butter in a medium saucepan, add the onion, and cook over low heat for 5-10 minutes, until translucent. Add 5 cups of water, 2 teaspoons of salt, and the wild rice. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to very low, and simmer, covered, for 50 - 60 minutes, until the rice is tender. Drain well.
Place the drained rice in a bowl, add the remaining tablespoon of butter, the scallions, and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and the pepper. Taste for seasonings and serve hot.  I used some homemade chicken stock that I had. Thought it would add more flavor.

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