Rice is an abundant crop that grows well in multiple climates, making it available to a large percentage of the world’s population. Depending on where you live (or perhaps where you travel), you’ll find unique recipes that feature rice as base ingredient.
This dish pairs well with so many things like this grilled tandoori chicken or this easy meatloaf recipe.
1 cup wild rice
1 ½ tablespoons butter, divided
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 ¾ cups water
1 cup grapes
½ cup toasted slivered almonds
chopped parsley, for garnish
Put the dry rice in a colander and rinse under cold water for 1 minute. Shake the colander to get the rice as dry as possible.
Dice the shallot. Add 1 tablespoon butter to a small pot and bring the heat to medium high. Add the diced shallot and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the rice and stir for 3 minutes to toast it.
Add the remaining butter, salt, pepper, and water. Bring to a boil, then put the lid on and simmer for 45 minutes on low heat. Then remove the rice from heat and let it steam with the cover on for 10 minutes before lifting the lid.
Remove the lid and fluff the rice with a fork.
Slice the grapes in half. Transfer the rice to a bowl and add the sliced grapes and almonds. Stir to combine and top with chopped parsley if desired.