Tag: wild rice

Wild Rice Dressing

A good amount of work, but very festive.

Ingredients Step
⅓ c. brown basmati Cook the basmati (perhaps soaked, then boiled with ⅔ c. water, then lid added to steam over simmer for 30 minutes until the water is gone, then let stand).
½ c. wild rice Cook the wild rice (perhaps boiled 45-60 minutes with 1½ c. water).
½ c. sushi rice Cook the sushi rice (perhaps rinsed well, then boiling ½ c. water without rice, then adding rice and stirring for 2-3 minutes, then simmering with lid for 10-15 minutes, then let stand).
1½ medium onion, diced Saute.
1 c. carrot, diced
4-5 stalks celery, diced
Add and continue to saute until the vegetables are fully relaxed.
¾ t. thyme, dried
½ t. red pepper flakes
Stir in and saute a bit longer. Then remove vegetables from skillet.
8 oz. tempeh Crumble into the now-empty skillet. Cook over high heat until golden brown. Maybe start with a splash of water to get some steaming too.

When cooked, stir the vegetables back in and heat through.
balsamic vinegar
soy sauce/tamari
Pour atop. Let sizzle. Stir together. Taste and repeat as necessary.
½ c. sunflower seeds, toasted
½ c. parsley
Sprinkle atop and/or stir together.

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Broccoli Spoon Salad

A lovely salad.

Consider cutting the honey. (I've used the full amount of honey three times and thought it was too sweet each time -- especially with sweetened cranberries.)

Do not sub cranberries with pomegranate seeds (the pomegranate seeds are too crunchy).

Consider wild rice instead of quinoa (haven't tried this yet but it seems like it'd work).

Ingredients Step
1 c. raw quinoa Wash. Boil in well-salted water until plump and tender, about 15 minutes. Drain in sieve, rinse with cool water, and drain well. (Don't treat it like rice with the cloth and lid; it will retain too much heat in the salad.)
zest and juice of 1 lemon
3 T. olive oil
3 T. Dijon mustard
2 T. honey
2 T. apple cider vinegar
Whisk together in a very large bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
2 heads of broccoli (~1.5 pounds) Finely chop the broccoli and add to dressing. Let it macerate as you prep the rest.
1 tart green apple
4 oz. sharp cheddar
Finely chop the apple and cheese. Add to broccoli. Toss to combine.
cooked quinoa
3/4 c. pecans
1/2 c. dried cranberries
Add. Toss to combine. Taste. Add more lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste.

Source: Sohla El-Waylly (NYT)