Recipe by JessKZ
"Combining wild rice, mushrooms, nuts, green onions, and sour cream, my father's recipe goes very well with any game dish. The recipe calls for fresh or dried morel mushrooms, which give the recipe its best flavor, but any type of mushroom, fresh or dried, should work well. Similarly, he always used chestnuts, but we have found that pecans and hazelnuts (and, probably walnuts or cashews) work just as well. Preparation time depends on whether one is using dried mushrooms or not."
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coarsely chopped fresh morel mushrooms
coarsely chopped roasted chestnuts
green onions, chopped
green onion, chopped
salt and ground black pepper to taste
Drats! I only made half a batch for our dinner tonight! It may not last if I don't stop picking at it! As per suggestions made by the submitter of the recipe, I used different mushrooms and nuts (walnuts). I checked out morel mushrooms only to find that not only are they seasonal but very very expensive as well, so I used criminis (baby bellas). I sauteed the mushrooms for a bit in a touch of butter for browning, and I dry roasted the walnuts in a pan. I'm sure that with each substitution of mushroom and nuts that the flavor will vary a little. Next time I'll use hazelnuts because I think that will go with the nuttiness of the rice itself. I think also that I'll go a little short on the sour cream, too, if I even add it at all! I've been eyeing this recipe for a long time, and I'm so glad that it can now enter my repertoire of side dishes. Thanks!
I made this last evening. Using Lundberg Wild Rice Blend. I switched out the water for chicken broth, used sliced mushrooms and chopped walnuts. I totally omitted the sour cream. It was rich and very satisfying. Great for those who are lactose intolerant and healthier for us all. Served with chicken thighs.
Followed recipe except I added some fresh basil that I had on hand. Mine didn't look too appealing after adding the sour cream, but it tasted good! Thanks JessKZ for this recipe...it was fun to make!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Opa George's Wild Rice
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 58
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