Friday, December 17, 2010

Wacky Wild Rice

Wacky Wild Rice

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, 

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!

Visit my friends blogs!

You will love Bo and his blog,  Bo's Bowl.  Not only does he host great giveaways,  his recipes are incredible!  One visit to his blog and you will see why I faithfully follow it.

Also visit my friend Pam's blog, Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner,  for more great recipes!  Once you read her blog, she will be your friend too!

Another blog that I think you would enjoy is my friend Janet's blog, 


  1. This rice dish is one I will be trying over the next few days looks so good. I am already a follower..... and would be delighted to win........

  2. Your cookbooks looks so fun. I also love to travel and my husband and I enjoy going to grocery stores in other countries.

    Just became a follower.

    Merry Christmas.


  3. That's some wacky rice for sure Linda that I have to try. I could make a meal of it, I'm sure as it sounds so delicious! Congrats to the winner and good luck with your baskets. That's a lot!!!

  4. Linda I am so behind too. We all need some good easy recipes like your rice.

  5. Isn't the "wacky" already implied with "wild"? (ha ha)

    I like the dried cherry addition.

  6. This recipe comes at a great time. It sounds so festive, and yeah, easy.

  7. What a grat sounding side dish; I really don't cook much with wild rice, yet I love it. So I will keep this recipe for sure.