Wild Rice Pilaf with Mushrooms and Pecans

September 2009
Wild Rice Pilaf with Mushrooms and Pecans

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Satisfy your family's appetite with dinners for 10 bucks or less.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 1 hr

Ingredients
  • 3 ounces wild rice (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 pound orzo pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 pound cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  • 1 ounce peas, thawed
  • Half of a 15.5-ounce can chickpeas, drained
  • Salt
Directions
  1. Cook the wild rice according to package directions; transfer to a large bowl. Meanwhile, in a pot of boiling, salted water, cook the orzo until al dente; drain. Add to the wild rice.
  2. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, until slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Add the pecans and sage and cook, stirring frequently, until the nuts are toasted and the mushrooms are tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in the peas and chickpeas. Add the vegetable mixture to the orzo mixture; season with salt.
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