Fun fact: wild rice isn’t rice at all – it’s a grass! Unlike traditional rice, it contains a huge amount of protein and fiber, so much so that this recipe could easily be a filling and flavorful vegetarian main dish.
Wild Rice and Vegetable Pilaf joins the other recipes in our Virgin Thanksgiving feast: Turkey Cutlets with Marsala and Shiitake Mushrooms, Nutty Orange-Cranberry Sauce, Roasted Acorn Squash Purée, Braised Kale, Green Beans with Shiitakes and Shallots, and Pumpkin Bread Pudding.
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Wild Rice and Vegetable Pilaf
Main, Meatless Mains, Sides
November 16, 2016
Unlike traditional rice, this yummy wild rice dish contains so much protein and fiber, it could easily stand alone as a healthy main dish.
Virgin Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3
Sugar Impact Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3
1 cup dry wild rice
1/2 tsp sea salt, divided
1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium red onion, chopped
2 garlic, minced
1 small zucchini, cut into 1/4" dice
1 small yellow squash, cut into 1/4" dice
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1Cook the wild rice according to the package directions with 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
2Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
3Add the onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften, 1-2 minutes,
4Add the zucchini and squash and cook until lightly browned and tender, 7-8 minutes.
5Stir in the cooked rice and cook until hot, 1-2 minutes.
6Stir in the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and the pepper.