I have been making this rice dish since I was a teenager and still love it every time I taste it! In fact, I love it, every time I smell it cooking!
At university, living in a house with four other girls, it was my often-requested specialty.
I will give you the basic recipe, that makes a terrific side-dish for everyday meals. And I'll fancy it up with some wild-rice mixed in, making it a great side-dish for dinner parties or pot-lucks. Either way, it can be served hot or at room temperature.
This dish can be baked in the microwave oven or regular oven. Both take about the same time, however the microwave uses less energy, and of course, we like that.
I was interested to learn that wild rice isn't actually rice at all. It's grass! It is grown primarily in Canada so it's readily available here, however I'm not certain how easy it is to get elsewhere. If it's unavailable to you, I apologize for teasing you with this recipe, but please be assured that the rice dish is delicious without the wild rice. Even here in Canada, wild rice is relatively expensive, which is why I like to add it in small quantities to other rice, to make it go further.
Below are pictures of the wild rice addition. The first one is what it looks like uncooked. It has a bold nutty flavour that is quite 'wild' tasting.
I hope you try my recipe! Perhaps it will become a favourite in your home too.
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