1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 3/4 cups water
1 tablespoon butter
1 (6.0 ounce) box long grain and wild rice mix
1/2 cup raisin and dried cherries mix
In small skillet, brown pecans over medium heat. Set aside. In large saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil over medium high heat. Add rice and seasoning packet. Bring to a boil. Add raisins and cherries. Cover. Reduce heat to low. Cook 25 minutes or until water is absorbed. Add pecans. Mix well. Makes 4 servings.
Recipe can be found on page 133 in,MY KIND OF COOKING COOKBOOK.
I love this side dish! I could honestly eat the whole thing myself. The savory taste of the wild rice, pared with the sweet raisins and cherries, throw in the crunch of the toasted pecans, and you have a winning combination!
This is one of the dishes that will be on our Christmas table. It is quick and easy and full of flavor, and I am so far behind in everything I need to get done before Christmas, that is just what I need.
Are you behind like me, or have you made it to the place I treasure most, remembering the reason for the season? I still have 38 Christmas baskets to get ready and a few cards left to be mailed. Even though I am behind, this is still my favorite time of the year!
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