Have you ever invented your own recipe for a main course or side dish for your family? I did, while I was single, and couldn’t afford to eat out. Since I cooked all my own meals, I had to introduce some variation to my somewhat monotonous menu. I actually came up with this one while half asleep on a weekend morning. It sounded so much fun, I had to try it, so I found the ingredients in my pantry, and came up with this. It’s easy to make, and very tasty and versatile.
RushBabe49’s Craisin Pilaf
1 Cup long-grain brown rice
1/4 Cup wild rice, rinsed well
2 Tbsp. minced onions (the dried variety)
1 chicken bouillon cube
1/2 Cup Craisins (sweetened, dried cranberries)
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
2-1/2 Cups water
In a heavy saucepan, over medium heat, cook both kinds of rice and onions in butter for approximately two minutes. Add water and bouillon cube and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and cook approximately 15 minutes, until the water is almost absorbed. Add Craisins and mix well. Re-cover and cook until water is completely absorbed. May be served as a side dish, or makes a great poultry stuffing.
I hope you like it. Merry Christmas!