Wild Rice with Pomegranate Seeds- The perfect festive side dish! Naturally green and red from the celery, scallions and pomegranate seeds.
Every time Christmas comes around, I love thinking up fun green and red recipes but almost always my mind wanders to desserts. (Like this recipe and this one.) This year I finally switched things up and tried something savory! I saw this recipe in the Food Network magazine and was excited to try it. It was fun and easy to make and turned out so delicious! I LOVE the natural green and red colors. (This recipe does call for scallions but I didn’t see them at the grocery store I went to so that’s why it’s not pictured.)
This is the perfect Christmas side dish! It has great flavors and looks so pretty.
To make it is simple, you just sautee chopped onions and celery in a little butter, add the wild rice blend, chicken broth, apple cider, salt, pepper and bay leaves. Then when it’s cooked you add the pomegranate seeds and scallions.
I used Lundberg Basmati & Wild Rice Mix. It has part brown basmati rice and part wild rice. And don’t get confused and add apple cider vinegar. It’s apple cider the drink! You could use apple juice if needed.
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Adapted from The Food Network Magazine, December 2017