PT Food Co-op

The Food Co-op, 414 Kearney Street, Port Townsend, 98368
Port Townsend
Phone: (360) 385-2883

Wild Rice-Cranberry-Apple Pilaf

Contributed by Food Co-op member Christian Gruye, who wrote in an email: “Found it! My friend Diana’s husband Rick copied it into HIS recipe book! Hurray for organized boat builder fellows! I think you would like to keep this moving around the coop community—it is Great!”

  • 1 cup wild rice blend
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 2 ribs celery
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1 apple (peel on, cored, chopped into ½ inch cubes)
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup pecan pieces
  • ¼ tsp ground fennel
  • ½ tsp dried sage
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the wild rice, water and apple juice to a boil. Reduce heat and cover-simmer about 40 minutes until rice is tender. Remove rice from heat, drain off any remaining liquid and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the butter over medium-high heat. Sauté the celery and mushrooms 3-5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients (except the rice) and sauté for another 3-5 minutes.
  3. Finally, add the rice to the pan and toss with the veggies and spice mixture. Season with salt and pepper and serve warm stuffed into halved baked winter squash.

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