Porcini Wild Rice


Wild rice with earthy mushrooms is exceptional and goes well with duck. Wild rice also takes far more time to cook than basic rice, so allow 90 minutes for the process.
3/4 cup wild rice, rinsed
1/4 oz dried porcini mushrooms, rinsed and minced
1 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 onion, minced (white part of leek works)
1/4 teaspoon thyme (bay leaf can be substituted)
1 1/2 cup water or chicken stock
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 Preheat oven to 375°F.

2 Put rice in the bottom of a crockery or glass baking dish.

3 In a medium saucepan, cook onion in butter until slightly browned. Add porcini, herbs, and salt. Cook until fragrant.

4 Add water or chicken stock. Cover and bring to a full boil, then pour over the rice baking dish.

5 Cover with a heavy, tight-fitting lid or double thickness aluminum foil.

6 Bake 70 to 80 minutes.

7 Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

servings  use metric
original recipe yield: 2 Servings
Notes A substitute for porcini mushrooms is 1/4 cup sliced white mushrooms and 1 tablespoon porcini mushroom powder.

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