Monday, January 23, 2012

Southwest Wild Rice



 I don't use wild rice too often. I don't know why, it tastes awesome and it's so pretty. 

We ate this with a bit of chicken but it would stand alone by itself as a meal.  I had to make chicken for hubs though.  :-)



The best part for me was the leftovers. I made it into an omelet for the next couple of mornings with some asiago cheese.  Delicious!



Southwest Wild Rice Recipe
Adapted from $5 Dinners

1/4 cup lime juice
2/3 cup brown rice
2/3 cup wild rice
1/2 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
1 1/2 cups frozen corn
1 (15 oz) diced tomatoes
1 (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups of water, plus the lime juice to a boil.  Add the brown rice, wild rice and chopped onion.  Return to a boil, reduce heat to medium, cover and let cook for 45 - 50 minutes, or until brown and wild rices are tender. 

Once the rice is cooked, add the green pepper, diced jalapeno, corn, diced tomatoes, black beans, cumin and chili powder.  Mix well.  Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

Total calories = 1550 calories
6 servings = 258 calories per serving

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Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.

7 comments:

  1. My husband wouldn't touch that. But I'm trying to make something for me each week. Last week I made the stuffed pepper casserole and this week I'm trying a rice & cabbage casserole. I would love to try this. I love the egg idea for the leftovers. Perfect protein!

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  2. I never used to like wild rice - but now I love it - it has so many textures and flavors! Of course, you know I'll leave out the onions!

    Happy Monday!

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  3. I love to eat wild rice! And I always try new recipes!

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  4. This sounds delicious and I love that you used the leftovers in an omelet...what a great idea!

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  5. Love what you have created with wild rice; it looks super good!
    Rita

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  6. I have had a weird craving for wild rice all week! I love everything in this and your omelet looks crazy good!

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