Living in a gluten-free household has required me to discover many new grains to incorporate into our meals. Wild rice is typically a bit more expensive, but well worth the splurge! It has such an amazing, nutty flavour and smells incredible while cooking.
I wanted to try something a bit different with the wild rice this time so I picked apart several pilaf recipes and came up with my own. This recipe can be easily adapted to cater vegetarians and meat eaters alike.
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 cup wild rice
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup roughly chopped almonds
2 cups low sodium GF chicken broth
1 cup mushrooms (sliced)
1 cup white wine
1 gala chopped apple
salt & pepper to taste
1 lb ground turkey (*optional)
Heat the coconut oil in a large stainless steel skillet on medium-high.
Add the chopped onions and let them cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
(*if you choose to include ground turkey, add it now until it has browned, then continue with recipe)
Add the uncooked rice and vegetables, stirring frequently until the vegetables begin to soften slightly.
Season with salt and pepper.
Stir in the broth and wine, cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes (until rice is tender).
You shouldn’t need to stir it while it cooks, but you can take a quick peek once in a while to make sure it’s not sticking to the bottom.
Once rice is ready, mix in the chopped almonds and apples and serve!