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.