I’ve been growing tired of my same old plain rice or potatoes lately and have been doing my best to try and branch out. I’ve experimented with a few new recipes and some have been huge hits! I tried this recipe out last week and may have eaten the whole container of leftovers myself. Maybe.
Rice pilaf with cranberries and pistachios
2 tsp olive oil
2 cups of finely chopped shiitake mushrooms
1 cup minced red onions
1 tsp minced garlic
1 cup uncooked rice (the recipe called for brown but all I had on hand was white)
2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup chopped pistachios
2 tbsp minced parsley
2 tsp lemon zest
Heat olive oil in a medium pot. Add mushrooms, onions and garlic. Cook until they begin to soften.
Stir in rice and cook for another minute. Add broth, salt and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to low and cover. Simmer for 20 minutes until the rice is cooked.
The picture doesn’t do it justice. I really do wish I could take awesome pictures and make my blog posts more visually appealing. Alas, I have a horrible P&S (point and shoot, but I think it actually stands for piece of sh!t.) camera and zero photographic knowledge. Along with cake decorating classes, one of my future goals is to get a better camera and take a few beginners photography classes.