White and Wild Rice
If you are looking for a relatively neutral side dish that still has an
interesting texture, try this rice dish. The black flecks of wild rice and
orange carrot dress up the plate, and there are no strong flavors to detract
from a rich stew or other main dish.
- 1/2 cup wild rice
- 1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
- 1 T. olive oil
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 cups white rice
- 3 1/2 cups water
- 1 tsp. dried thyme
Put wild rice in a microwave-proof casserole with 1 cup of water. Cook on high for
3 minutes and then medium-low for 10 minutes. Add the carrot, oil, salt, white rice
additional water, and thyme. Stir well.
Bring to a boil again, and then continue to cook on medium-low for 20-25 minutes until the water
is absorbed, but the mixture is not dry.