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The recipe I’ll take to the grave

October 8, 2010

Everyone has a recipe to take the grave. You know, the one that impresses all your guests, but you always seem to “forget” emailing to them. So here is mine. I’m giving it to you. BUT…only because it was a tried & true picky kid favourite from around 15 -24 months. And I’d feel awful if I was holding this back and your kid was in need of some grains and mushrooms (oh, and wine! Did I mention there’s wine?). Get over it already; pretend to be Italian if that helps you reconcile using wine.

Hmm…maybe that’s why it was such a hit?  😉

This is an amazing side dish with your traditional Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. It will blow the rest of the dishes away, guaranteed. Thanks to my mom for introducing us to this and creating a holiday addiction in our family.

Claire’s Wild Rice

1 can Canoe brand cooked wild rice (hard to find, try Safeway or Stong’s)

1 onion chopped fine (use a small white onion or 2 shallots)

1 cup finely chopped celery

1 cup mushrooms, sliced small

1/2 tsp each: ground sage and thyme (I also add some Herbs de Provence for extra flavour)

1/4 cup white wine (cooking wine with reduced alcohol is great)

1/2-1 cup chicken stock

salt & pepper

Fry veggies in olive or canola oil AND butter, until soft but not too brown. Add spices and salt & pepper. Add wine by stirring in for a minute. Add rice and chicken stock and cook together for approx. 5 minutes.

This is the kind of dish that is better made ahead, so make it when you have a window of time and just reheat in time for dinner.

No kdding – Simone ate this for months…curious to see if she still likes it this Thanksgiving!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. sue permalink
    October 8, 2010 2:00 pm

    Can of rice??? Okay, now I’m curious, must try!!

  2. October 8, 2010 4:33 pm

    Make sure you get Canoe brand wild rice. It’s in a green and white can. Can be very hard to find, so anytime of year you see them, grab a couple. 🙂 And honestly, it’s delicious. I’ll be making it this weekend so I can put a small bowl aside if you want to try it first.

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