Becca from Fork In The Kitchen, says you’ll never make wild rice from a box, again.  Try it and let us know!Herbed Wild Rice with Mushrooms

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Serves: 6 servings

INGREDIENTS:
2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
1¼ cups wild rice
Pinch of sea salt
2-3 bay leaves
3 Tablespoons butter
¾ cup – 1 cup yellow onion, diced
¾ cup carrot, diced (~4 carrots)
2 garlic cloves, minced
9 button mushrooms, sliced (approximately 2 cups sliced)
¾ teaspoon dried parsley
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:
In a medium or large saucepan, combine stock, rice, salt, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil and simmer, uncovered, for 10-12 minutes. Rice will have absorbed most of the liquid, but should still be semi-liquidy.

While rice simmers, melt butter into a large skillet, add onion and carrot. Saute for approximately 3 minutes and add garlic. Continue to saute for 2 minutes until fragrant. Add in dried herbs (rub between hands before adding to release flavors) and mushrooms. Saute for an additional 7 minutes, until mushrooms have cooked through.

Add rice (with extra liquid) to vegetable mixture and stir to combine. Continue simmering for approximately 3-5 minutes, until rice is cooked through and remains moist, but not wet.

Salt and pepper rice to taste, and remove bay leaves. Top with additional freshly chopped parsley if desired.

NOTES:
Check the cooking instructions on your rice. As noted in the post, you may need to simmer for much longer depending on the type/brand.

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