I have always made wild rice recipes on the stove. This time, I experimented and got it working with the microwave. It is very tasty.
My inspiration was a bag of Minnesota wild rice given to us by our gracious friend Sandi.
- 1/2 cup wild rice
- 1/2 cup brown rice
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries
- 1/3 cup dry white wine (Chardonnay works well)
- 1/4 cup pine nuts [optional]
- microwave dish with glass cover
Soak cranberries in white wine for 15 minutes. Save juice.
In microwave dish, mix rices, chicken stock, water, and saved juice. Cover.
Heat in microwave 4 minutes on high.
Heat 42 minutes on power 50% (1800 watt microwave) or 60% (1500 watt microwave).
Let sit 5 minutes before removing lid. All moisture should be soaked into rice.
Mix in cranberries, pine nuts and serve.
I add the pine nuts as optional because they are so expensive, but they are delicious.
I did not want the chicken stock to overpower the dish, so it is watered down. I use
low-sodium chicken stock store-bought or my homemade version.