Wild Rice with Apricots and Ham - Low Glycemic Index
This wild rice dish dinner is a tasty part of low glycemic index recipes collection. With the infusion of ham
and a bit of sweet fruity taste from the apricots, it is sure to leave you feeling full without that over stuffed
4 C of water
1 C of wild rice
1 tsp salt
1 C of chicken broth
1 C dried apricots, chopped
1 tbsp butter
1/2 sweet Vidalia onion, chopped
1/2 C of hazelnuts, toasted and skins removed
1/2 C baked ham, chopped
1/4 tsp pepper
Pour the water into a saucepan place over high heat.
Bring the water to a boil and stir in the rice and salt.
Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan and simmer 1 hour.
Pour the chicken broth into a bowl and stir in the apricots.
Cover the bowl and let stand for 30 minutes so the apricots expand.
Place the butter into a skillet over medium high heat.
When the butter has melted stir in the onion and sauté for 5 minutes or until tender.
Place the rice into a bowl.
Stir in the soaked apricots, onion, hazelnuts and ham.
Sprinkle with the pepper and stir to combine.
Makes 8 servings
Olive oil or margarine may be used in placed of the butter.
Walnuts may be used in place of the hazelnuts if you prefer.
Make this into a casserole by placing all the ingredients together in a large casserole dish. Dot the top with
butter and place in a preheated 250 degree oven for 15 minutes.
To achieve fluffier rice, add a little more liquid than the recipe or box instructions call for. It will give
your rice a nice fluffy texture instead of those hard tasteless spikes.