Wild Rice Pilaf with Thyme & Shallots
This flavorful, lemon-y side dish pairs perfectly with fish, chicken, or roasted meats. If you're not into thyme, you can substitute other minced herbs you enjoy.
Servings: 6 servings
- 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 3 TB minced shallots
- 1 ½ cups wild rice
- 1 ¾ cups chicken broth
- 1 ½ tsp minced fresh thyme
- 1 ½ tsp lemon zest
- ¾ tsp lemon juice
- Heat olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add shallots, sprinkle with ½ tsp kosher salt, and cook, stirring frequently until shallots are softened (approximately 6 minutes).
- Add wild rice and broth to pan, bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for ~ 45 minutes until rice is tender. Stir in thyme, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.