Bacon Mushroom Thanksgiving Wild Rice Pilaf

Bacon Mushroom Thanksgiving Wild Rice Pilaf
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups wild rice blend
  • 2½ cups chicken broth
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 T Chef Shamy Garlic Butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 T fresh sage, chopped
  • ¼ cup almonds, chopped
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Place wild rice, chicken broth, bay leaf, salt, and pepper in a pot and bring to a boil. Cover with a lid and reduce heat. Simmer for 40-45 minutes until rice is al dente.
  2. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Remove from pan and crumble. Add Garlic Butter to the pan and melt over medium heat.
  3. Add onions, mushrooms, celery, thyme, and sage. Cook 5-7 minutes, until the onions are soft. Add cooked rice, crumbled bacon, almonds, cranberries, and parmesan cheese and stir to combine.
  4. Serve.