Friday, November 14, 2008

picture courtesy Allrecipesdotcom

This recipe was served to us on Thanksgiving by a good friend who acquired it on AllRecipesdotcom. You could probably even substitute this instead of regular stuffing...but who am I trying to kid? I love the stuffing, too! Enjoy.


2 cups chicken stock
1/2 cup brown rice
1/2 cup wild rice
3 tablespoons butter
3 sm.-med.* onions, sliced into 1/2-inch wedges (sounds like a lot, but carmelizes and cooks down beautifully.)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 cup dried cranberries
2/3 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste

*recipe addition

Combine rice and broth in saucepan and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 35-45 minutes, until rice is tender and broth is absorbed.
In medium skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onions and sugar. Saute until butter is absorbed and onions are translucent and soft. Lower heat and cook onions for another 20 minutes, until they are caramelized. Stir in cranberries and mushrooms. Cover skillet and cook for 10 minutes or until berries start to swell. Stir in nuts and orange zest, then fold this mixture into the cooked rice. Add salt and pepper to taste


Head over to Kelli's to join in her 2nd annual 'Giving Thanks'. It's Nov. 17-20, Mon.-Thurs. "Everyone who participates and signs the daily Mr. Linky will be entered into a giveaway at the end of the week! Each day you participate, your name will be entered. The prizes will be collection of gifts for you and your home, to welcome in the Christmas season."
It's All YUMMY RICE Good!
Beautiful Monday will resume next week.


  1. The cranberries give it a little something something I bet. Awesome Brenda.

  2. I know how much you really wanted that Z, but drew you a P. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

  3. Sound good! I'm not great cook but I may try to make it for Thanksgiving. You know I could have a great holiday dinner with only stuffing and pumpkin pie.
    Love ya

    Oh and we cant wait untill you all get out here. WOuld ya hurry it up:)

  4. The recipie sounds great Brenda, Thanks. We are having a fairly large gathering here on Thanksgiving so this is something I might consider.
    Hope you are doing well. Tell Grace we missed her today. I took Mariah and Savannah out for the day, i.e. my blog today.
    your lil big sis

  5. The rice recipe sounds delish. You bet I'll be giving this one a try. Thank you.

    Have a great week!

  6. Sounds good. I'm like you, I could not give up the cornbread with apples dressing that is the "star" at our Thanksgivings.

  7. My Hubby Scotty Dog loves rice dishes...I will be trying this on him soon!

    Thanks for sharing!

  8. hmmm...maybe I'll have to try that sometime. thanks for sharing! :o)

  9. Thanks for sharing this recipe-sounds yummy!

  10. We all like rice around here, but this one seems a lot of work. (I'm pretty lazy when it comes to cooking.) But thanks for sharing. I'm a big fan of stuffing with my turkey, so that's always a given!

  11. The pumpkin rolls are good, I made them once already ;-)

    Yeah, weve gotta have the stuffing, too..hehe

  12. Brenda, thanks so much for that recipe. I am a vegetarian that cooks meat for my family. So this is one we can both enjoy.

    And thanks for stopping by my blog to say hi.

    I was so sad to read about your nephew. I hope his healing is bold and that God will use him for His glory.

  13. What a delicious recipe. Sounds very festive. What a handsome nephew you have. I will certainly lift him up in prayer. Oh Lord, hear, and please heal this young man!

  14. Mmmm! Sounds absolutely delicious. I love anything with wild rice in it.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comment.


  15. A great recipe.Thank you.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  16. Looks interesting! Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed day!

  17. Hi!
    Your Rice recipe sounds yummy. Thanks for stopping by my place. Take Care!!


  18. Sounds good. Thanks for sharing.
    I will keep your nephew in my prayers.

  19. I will say a prayer for your nephew.

    Your recipe sounds wonderful.


  20. Very interesting! I'll keep this recipe in mind.

  21. That recipe sounds delicious!



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