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Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010 07:50 am

Edamame and wild rice pilaf

  • 1 bunch scallions
  • 3/4 c. wild rice
  • 1/3 c. minced shallots or onions
  • 3 T. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 c. dry white wine or vermouth
  • 3 c. unsalted or low sodium chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 T. fresh thyme leaves, or 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 c. cooked shelled edamame
  • 1/2 c. lightly toasted hazelnuts, walnuts, or almonds

Thinly slice the white and green parts of the scallions and set the green parts aside. Melt the butter in a heavy pan with a close-fitting lid over medium heat. Add the shallots and the white parts of the scallions and sauté until softened and lightly browned. Add the rice and sauté for a few minutes more.

Increase the heat to high and add the wine, stock, salt and thyme. Let come to a rolling boil, then reduce the heat until the mixture barely simmers. Cover and cook for 40-45 minutes, or until rice is cooked through but not mushy. If the rice is done and there is still liquid in the pan, drain the rice, return the liquid to the pan, and reduce to a glaze. Return the rice to the pan and proceed.

Stir in the edamame and heat through. Add pepper to taste and check the seasoning. Just before serving, stir in half the reserved scallion greens and half the nuts. Sprinkle the remaining scallion greens and nuts over the top and serve. Serves 6.

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