Side Dishes

Wild Rice Pilaf with Pine Nuts and Lemon

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My good friend, Kara, is from Minnesota and almost every time she goes back to visit her family she brings me some wild rice. It is grown there and so delicious (plus far less expensive than buying it in a big grocery store). She knows the way to my heart - FOOD! Here is an excellent and easy recipe that makes a great side dish for almost anything. I like to serve it with chicken or steak but I would also eat this by itself for lunch. Wild rice does take a good amount of time to cook but it

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1 T. extra virgin olive oil
1/4 c. pine nuts
1 clove garlic, minced
1 long strip lemon zest
1/2 t. dried thyme
1 c. wild rice, whole, not broken
4 c. low sodium chicken broth
2 t. salt
1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 t. black pepper
In a medium saucepan heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the pine nuts, garlic, lemon zest and thyme and swirl the pan until the nuts and garlic are beginning to brown, about 2 minutes. Add the wild...
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Nutritions

Calories
257

Sodium
3120mg
130% DV

Fat
23g
36% DV

Protein
8g
16% DV

Carbs
23g
7% DV

Fiber
7g
28% DV