Wild Rice Pilaf with Cranberries, Pecans and Apples is a Fall favorite side dish recipe for the Instant Pot and stove top recipe. Packed full of flavors and textures make this Pilaf a favorite all by itself for a lunch bowl.
Keyword: Apple Pecan Rice Pilaf, Fall Rice Pilaf, Rice Pilaf, Wild Rice Pilaf
Prep Time: 5minutes
Cook Time: 21minutes
Total Time: 26minutes
1CupWild Rice Blendwashed and rinsed
1/2CupOnionChopped and diced
1/2Honey Crisp Apple
Instant Pot Directions
Measure wild rice blend, wash and drain and set aside.
Turn Instant Pot to Saute' and wait until it reads "hot". Add butter, garlic and diced onions. Stir and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Then Turn pot off.
Add broth, Apple Juice, Dijon Mustard, Salt, Pepper, and Oregano. Stir. Add Rice. Stir. Add Bay Leaf on top. Close lid and pressure valve
Set to Manual for 21 minutes. Then 5 minute Natural Release and then Quick Release. Open Lid and remove Bay Leaf.
Add diced apple, craisins and chopped pecans and stir into rice. Close lid for 2-3 minutes. This allows the apples, craisins and pecans to warm up.
Serve as a side with a meal, or eat as a Rice Bowl for lunch. Enjoy!
Stove Top Directions
Wash and rinse rice and set aside
In a frying pan, heat butter and add diced onions and garlic. Saute for 2-3 minutes. You do not need to full cook the onions as they will cook along with the rice.
In a separate bowl mix broth, apple juice, mustard, salt, pepper, and oregano and stir to combine. Please note. For this recipe you will need to increase your broth to 1 1/2 cups and apple juice to 1 1/2 cups.
Add rice to frying pan, add liquids to frying pan and give a quick stir. Add Bay Leaf and cover with lid and turn heat down to low (2-3 setting)
Allow rice to cook on low for 45 minutes or until rice is done. Try not to remove lid as heat escapes and changes cooking time.
When rice is done, Remove Bay Leaf. Then Add diced apples, craisins, and pecans. Give a quick stir to combine and cover with lid for 2-3 minutes to allow the apples, pecans and craisins to warm up.
Wild Rice Pilaf https://www.devourdinner.com/wild-rice-pilaf/ October 5, 2018