Warm Wild Rice Salad

Warm Wild Rice Salad

Warm Wild Rice Salad
 
Warm Wild Rice Salad
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Ingredients
  • 3 ½ c. water
  • 2 c. rice (1 c. long-grain and 1 c. wild rice)
  • 3 T. butter or olive oil
  • 1 Vidalia onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • Salt, red/black pepper
  • ½ c. almond slivers, optional
  • 1 (10-oz.) bag frozen green peas
  • 2 t. red pepper flakes
  • ⅓ c. chopped fresh parsley
  • Cherry tomatoes

Instructions
  1. Bring 3 ½ c. water to boil in large saucepan. Add salt to water.
  2. Add rice and reduce heat to medium. Cook until just tender about 30-40 minutes. Fluff with fork when done.
  3. In large skillet, melt butter or olive oil. Add onions, celery, carrots, peppers and sauté until softened. Season.
  4. In a separate plan, over medium heat, toast almonds. Stir to keep from burning.
  5. Add peas and red pepper flakes to the sautéed veggies.
  6. Add the rice.
  7. Mix together and allow to cook for a few minutes to heat through.
  8. Remove from heat and place on serving platter. Add almonds, cherry tomatoes and parsley. Taste for additional seasoning. Serve.

Notes
*****You can add cooked meats or seafood to this. You can also change up rice selection. Leftovers can be stuffed into peppers or tomatoes.

 

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