Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Orange, Fig and Wild Rice Pilaf

When we had dinner with Adam's colleagues a few weeks ago, our hostess made a rice dish with  figs that was outstanding.  I used it as inspiration for this dish, but, as usual, put my own spin on it.  It. Is. Amazing!!  This would make a perfect side dish for a romantic Valentine's meal.


Orange, Fig and Wild Rice Pilaf

1/2 tsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup brown rice
1/2 cup wild rice, soaked for at least 1 hour
1 cup dried figs, chopped
1-946 ml carton chicken or vegetable stock
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Juice and zest of 1 large navel orange
Salt and pepper, to taste

Place a large skillet over medium heat.  Saute onion and garlic in oil for 3-4 minutes.  Add remaining ingredients and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed and rice is tender (30-40 minutes).  Adjust seasoning to taste.  Serves 4-6.  Leftovers can be frozen.

This recipe has been added to Diet, Dessert & Dogs' Wellness Weekend.

1 comment:

  1. Figs are an aphrodisiac, I've heard, so this would be perfect for V-Day! Or any day really...if you're a huge fig lover like I am.