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Apple-Cranberry Wild Rice

Dried apples, cranberries and savory nicely complement the wild rice and leek in this delicious recipe from Marion Karlin of Waterloo, Iowa.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-3/4 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 1 teaspoon dried savory
  • 1small leek (white portion only), coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apples
  • 6 tablespoons chicken broth, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring water and salt to a boil. Stir in the rice. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until rice is tender. Drain. Stir in savory; set aside.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, saute leek in oil for 1 minute. Stir in cranberries, apples and 3 tablespoons broth. Cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until fruit is tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Add rice, onion salt, lemon-pepper and remaining broth. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
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