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Wild Rice And Apple Cider Pilaf

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Ingredients
  Unsweetened apple cider 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Wild rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Unsalted butter 6 Tablespoon
  Almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), sliced
  Raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon, freshly ground
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon, freshly grated
Directions

MAKING
1) In a large nonreactive saucepan, pour in cider and 1 1/2 cups of water.
2) Place over high heat and bring the liquid to a boil.
3) Lower the heat to moderately low and add the wild rice.
4) Simmer for 30 to 40 minutes, covered, until the rice is tender but still firm.
5) Strain the rice and discard the cooking liquid.
6) In a large skillet, add butter and melt over moderate heat.
7) Sauté almonds and raisins in hot butter for 5 minutes, or until the almonds are lightly browned.
8) Season the mixture with salt, pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg.
9) Stir in the wild rice and cook until warmed through, about 1 minute.

SERVING
10) Serve the rice hot with your choice of side dish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Continental
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Rice
Interest: 
Healthy
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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