|Wild Rice Pilaf with Cranberries and Pecans
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 shallot, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
1 cup wild rice
3 cups homemade or store-bought low-sodium chicken stock
1/2 cup pecans
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup golden raisins, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add shallot, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3 minutes. Add rice, and cook for 1 minute. Add chicken stock, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, covered, until rice is tender and starting to burst, 45 to 50 minutes. Drain any excess liquid. Transfer to a bowl.
While rice cooks, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Arrange pecans on a rimmed baking sheet, and toast until browned and fragrant, about 8 minutes. Let cool. Coarsely chop pecans.
Add toasted pecans, cranberries, raisins, and parsley to rice. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature. Serves 6
Martha Stewart Living (November 2009)