Wild Rice Recipe: Bacon Harvest Medley
This wild rice recipe is our family's favorite fall meal, perfect for dinner or as a holiday stuffing. It's filling but not too heavy and the perfect combination of salty and sweet.
- 2 cups of your favorite wild rice medley (we love Trader Joe's brand)
- 1 red onion, diced
- 1-2 Fuji apples, diced into bite-size chunks
- 1 cup raisins or dried cranberries
- 1 lb organic, uncured bacon, coarsely chopped
- Optional: cranberries, or other dried chopped fruits
To make this wild rice recipe, start frying your coarsely chopped bacon in a large enough cast iron skillet to hold all the ingredients (including the rice). Start the rice by adding two cups of rice to 3.5 cups of water and cook over a low heat.
While the rice is cooking and the bacon is finishing, chop your onion and apples. When the bacon is done you'll add the red onion to the bacon grease and cook until they are opaque.
Add the apples to cook for a few minutes or just until slightly soft (but not mushy) then add the raisins and optionally the cranberries or other preferred ingredients just until they are warm. Stir in the finished rice and bacon, and salt to taste.
This wild rice recipe also makes a delicious stuffing for Thanksgiving, and reheats easily in a pan for lunch the next day.
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