Simple Side Dish – Fruit & Nut Wild Rice

 fruit & nut wild rice

Serve up a dressed up version of rice with my fruit & nut wild rice recipe.  This is easy and so delicious – it makes a great side dish for a dinner party or for the holiday pot luck gatherings.  Bon Appetit!

Fruit & Nut Wild Rice

1 box long grain and wild rice (Uncle Ben’s), with seasoning pack
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 celery ribs, finely chopped
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 (7 oz) package mixed dried fruit(I actually used several snack packs so I had a combination of dried raisins, dried berries, and dried tropical fruit)
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted
1/4 tsp pepper
Cook rice according to package directions substituting the 1/2 cup chicken broth for 1/2 cup water called for. Just as water & rice come to a boil, add in the onion, celery, and dried fruit. Continue with package directions. Once rice is cooked, stir in nuts and pepper and serve

fruit & nut wild rice

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Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


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