Dried cranberries are a delicious snack, but there’s so much more you can do with them! You can find a selection of dried cranberries here at Superior Nut Store for just about every occasion and appetite. For this particular recipe, you’ll need some plain dried cranberries. (Don’t worry, you can eat the chocolate or yogurt covered dried cranberries for dessert!) This wild rice recipe is quick and easy, and it’s sure to please. Pick up some dried cranberries and dried apples, and you’re just about ready to begin.
Wild rice with dried cranberries
What you’ll need:
2 ¾ cups of water
¼ teaspoon of salt
2/3 cup uncooked wild rice
1 teaspoon dried savory
1 small leek (coarsely chopped)
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/3 cup dried cranberries
¼ cup dried apples
6 tablespoons chicken broth
½ teaspoon onion salt
½ teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
Begin by bringing the water and salt to a boil in the large saucepan. Once that has boiled, you can stir in the rice. Reduce the heat, and cover the saucepan. Let it simmer for an hour until the rice is tender. Drain, stir in the savory, and set the rice aside. You’ll soon be ready to enjoy your dried cranberries and wild rice!
In a large nonstick skillet, sauté the leek in oil for about a minute. Stir in the dried cranberries, dried apples, and 3 tablespoons of broth. Cover and let the dried cranberries and other ingredients simmer for 6-8 minutes. Stir the mixture occasionally.
Once you’ve done that, you can add the rice, onion salt, lemon-pepper seasoning, and the rest of the broth to the leek and dried cranberries mixture. Cook and stir for about a minute until the liquid is absorbed. You’ll love the flavor that the dried cranberries add to this rice dish.
You’re sure to find many different ways to incorporate dried cranberries into your menu. Consider adding dried cranberries to salads, stuffing, and desserts. The dried cranberries in this wild rice are just the beginning!