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Wild Rice with Mushrooms, Cranberries, and Pecans

As a distributor with Youngliving I receive “The Essential Edge” which is a news paper with interesting articles and a recipe. I was reading the November’s, I know a little late but with the holidays I am behind on all my reading, anyway todays recipe comes form Novembers addition.

Silvie Shirazi is the mastermind behind this great recipe, you can find this and many more at, so a big thank you Silvie Shirazi.

Wild rice with mushrooms, cranberries, and pecans:

1 cup wild rice

1/2 cup pecans, chopped

2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2-3 medium stalks of celery, finely sliced

1/2 pound mixed mushrooms (cremini and shitake) stems removed and thinly sliced

1 Teaspoon of fine sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup of mushroom or vegetable stock

1/4 cup dried cranberries

1/4 cup golden raisins

2 drops of celery seed vitality essential oil

1 drop sage vitality essential oil

2 Tablespoons flat parsley, chopped

2 green onions, finely chopped

Corse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Yields 4-6 servings

Cook Rice according to package instructions, until just tender. Drain any excess liquid. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

While rice cooks, preheat oven to 350 place pecans on baking sheet and toast until browned and fragrant, 4-5 set aside and let cool.

Heat half the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sliced celery and saute, stirring constantly for 1-2 minutes. Add remaining oil along with sliced mushrooms, salt and a generous pinch of pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until mushrooms have softened, about 5 minutes. Add the cooked rice, stock, cranberries, golden raisins, and essential oils. Cover and simmer until liquid has evaporated, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in parsley.

Add toasted pecans and green onions. Season with additional salt and pepper, if desired. Serve warm or at room Temperature.


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