Originally posted November 28, 2011

Wild Rice Stuffing/Pilaf with Cashews and Dried Cherries

Wild Rice Stuffing/Pilaf with Cashews and Dried Cherries by alchemisty

Super tasty as a pilaf or as a stuffing. I usually make it as a side dish one day and then use the leftovers a few days later to stuff an acorn squash or something.


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup thinly sliced leek
  • 1/2 T thyme
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 cups vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 1 cups uncooked long-grain brown rice
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped carrot
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped cashews
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried sweet cherries
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced


1. Heat butter in a large saucepan over medium heat; swirl to coat. Add leek, thyme, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; sauté 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add water, stock, wild rice and brown rice; cover. Increase heat to high; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 35 minutes. Remove from heat.

2. Preheat oven to 400°.

3. Heat olive oil over high heat in a large skillet; swirl to coat. Add celery, carrot, onion, mushrooms and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt; saute 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

4. Combine rice mixture, celery/carrot mixture, cashews, cherries, and green onions in a large bowl. Spoon stuffing into a 13 x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish. Cover and bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

1 hour



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