Wild rice is a hearty side that goes with almost any entrée. Add Fisher® Sliced Almonds for a unique twist on this tasty dish.
2 cups wild rice (12 ounces)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 cups chicken broth
4 cups water
2 teaspoons unsalted butter
1 cupFisher® Chef’s Naturals Sliced Almonds (3 ½ ounces)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Rinse rice in a large sieve under cold water, then drain.
Heat oil in a 5-quart heavy pot over moderate heat until hot, but not smoking, then cook onion, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 5 minutes. Add rice and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 3 minutes.
Stir in broth and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until rice is tender (grains will split open), 1 to 1 1/4 hours. Drain well in sieve and transfer to a bowl.
While rice is cooking, melt butter in a 10-inch skillet over moderate heat, then cook almonds, stirring, until golden, about 3 minutes.
Add almonds, salt, and pepper to rice and stir gently to combine.