A friend cooked this at our weekly poker game and it was wonderful! I made it for a few other friends and they said it was the best rice they've ever had!


Recipe Summary

10 mins
1 hr 1 min
1 hr 11 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring 2 cups water and wild rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender, 30 to 45 minutes. Drain excess liquid, fluff rice with a fork, and cook uncovered, about 5 minutes more.

  • Bring 1/2 water and brown rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, about 45 minutes.

  • Combine cherries, brown sugar, and almonds in a large nonstick skillet; cook and stir over medium heat until brown sugar melts and coats cherries and almonds, about 6 minutes. Stir in brown rice, wild rice, celery, orange juice, red wine vinegar, and orange zest. Cook, stirring frequently, until heated through, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries if desired.

Nutrition Facts

295 calories; protein 5.8g 12% DV; carbohydrates 61.4g 20% DV; fat 3.9g 6% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 26.2mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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8.22.18 You do have a lot of pans for a side dish clean up but I think it s worth the effort. I didn t deviate at all from this recipe and the only thing that I would change would be to cut back on the brown sugar but admittedly that s probably personal taste preference. You get a nice chew from the wild rice a good crunch from the celery and almonds the red wine vinegar perks it all up and the OJ and zest brighten the overall flavor. I think this would be awesome with roast pork. This is just a really nice rice dish that I wouldn t hesitate to serve to company. TANYABOP thanks for sharing your friend s recipe and I must say this is quite a treat for a weekly poker game. Read More