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Author Notes: Toni Oppenheimer is a trained chef, a professional baker, and the wise older sister neither of us had. This recipe has become a favorite for holiday meals, particularly Thanksgiving, because it uses an all-American specialty food that is a healthy, good-for-you grain which helps to balance out the gluttony of butter and sugar generally overwhelming the feast. Bonus: this dish can be made ahead and reheated in a covered, oiled baking dish for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees. —Loulies
- 2 cups wild rice, rinsed in a strainer under cold running water
- 2 cups brown rice
- 9 cups chicken stock or broth, divided
- 1 1/2 cups pignoli or chopped pecans
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onions
- 4 tablespoons minced garlic
- 4 cups cremini or button mushrooms, sliced
- 1/2 cup dry sherry, port, or madiera
- 1 cup chopped Italian parsley
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Add wild rice and 4 1/2 cups stock (or water) to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for 45 minutes (check after 30 minutes for doneness as not to overcook).
- Simultaneously, bring another 4 1/2 cups stock (or water) to a boil in a heavy saucepan, add brown rice and cook covered over low heat for about 40 minutes, until all the liquid is absorbed.
- Drain both rices in a large strainer and set aside to make sure the rice gets very dry.
- Toast nuts in a large skillet. Remove to a bowl or plate and set aside.
- In the skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil. Add onion and cook until glossy and wilted. Add garlic and cook for 2 more minutes. Remove to a bowl and set aside.
- Add rest of oil to skillet, heat, and add mushrooms. Cook until lightly browned. Add sherry and cook another 3 minutes.
- In a large serving dish or bowl, combine rices, nuts, onions, mushrooms. Toss with parsley, salt and pepper. Serve warm or room temperature.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Savory Rice Dish
Your Best Middle Eastern Recipe
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