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Double Rice Pilaf with Creminis & Edamame

December 2011
Double Rice Pilaf with Creminis & Edamame

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Frozen edamame are one of the best quick-fix, protein-packed veggies to hit the market in a while.

Makes: 10 servings

Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 50 mins

  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 4 ounces wild rice (2/3 cup)
  • 1 stick (4 oz.) butter or 1/2 cup EVOO
  • 1 pound cremini mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup aromatic long-grain white rice, such as basmati
  • 2 cups thawed shelled frozen edamame
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh thyme or 2 tsp. dried thyme
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 cup broth, the wild rice and 1/2 cup water to a boil. Lower the heat, cover and simmer until about half of the grains pop, about 45 minutes. Drain and let cool.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large, heavy skillet, melt 3 tbsp. butter over medium-high heat. Add half of the mushrooms and cook, stirring a couple of times, until nicely browned, about 7 minutes. Season lightly with salt and pepper and transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining mushrooms and 3 more tbsp. butter. Set all of the mushrooms aside in the skillet.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt the remaining 2 tbsp. butter over medium heat. Add the onion, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 6 to 7 minutes. Add the white rice and stir for 1 minute. Pour in the remaining 2 cups broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Cover, lower the heat and simmer until the rice is tender, 17 to 20 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork and cover.
  4. Add the edamame to the skillet with the mushrooms. Stir in the wild rice and cook gently over medium heat until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer the wild rice mixture to a large bowl; add the white rice and thyme and toss well.