Toasted almonds enhance the nutty flavor of wild rice in this simple yet luxurious side dish. You could give it an Asian twist by substituting sesame oil for the butter and adding a drizzle of soy sauce.

Victoria Abbott Riccardi
Source: EatingWell Magazine, February/March 2005


Recipe Summary

1 hr 5 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring broth to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Stir in mushrooms and wild rice. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to very low, cover, and simmer until the rice has "blossomed" and is just tender, 45 to 55 minutes. Drain any remaining liquid and transfer the rice to a serving bowl.

  • Meanwhile, toast almonds in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until golden brown and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool.

  • About 5 minutes before the rice is done, melt butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add scallions and cook, stirring often, until softened and still bright green, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir the scallions, almonds and pepper into the rice. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

159 calories; protein 7.2g 14% DV; carbohydrates 26.1g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 3.5g 14% DV; sugars 2.4g; fat 3.9g 6% DV; saturated fat 0.7g 3% DV; cholesterol 1.7mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 357.5IU 7% DV; vitamin c 6.7mg 11% DV; folate 54.9mcg 14% DV; calcium 45.9mg 5% DV; iron 1.4mg 8% DV; magnesium 72.4mg 26% DV; potassium 341.9mg 10% DV; sodium 264.3mg 11% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 7% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
Love this recipe. It's easy and quick to make. Smells and tastes great Read More
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We really liked this. I'm allergic to almonds so I left them out and it was still wonderful. it pairs really well with Pomagranite Glazed Turkey. Read More
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Excellent SO good and really easy! Good for beginning cooks. Read More