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Wild Rice and
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by Heather Berry | hberry@ruralmissouri.coop

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electing a side dish for any meal is a bit like choosing the perfect jewelry (or necktie) and shoes to go with an outfit
- if the pieces aren't going to add anything to the look, why add them? The same thought process can be applied
to accenting an entree with the sides we choose to go with them. If the side dish isn't going to add a different flavor,
color or texture to the main dish, why serve it?
A side dish can be a salad, casserole or even a soup. They can be served hot or cold, can be sweet or sour, raw or
cooked. Like old friends, a favorite side can add warmth and comfort to a meal. While some people may be content eating the timeless favorite of macaroni and cheese as a side to any entree, there's a myriad of delicious options which will
complement nearly any main dish you're serving.
Give one of these classics a try. You may find a new version of an old favorite your family will enjoy for years to come.

Wild Rice and Mushroom Risotto
6 cups chicken broth, divided
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 pound portobello or porcini mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 pound white mushrooms, thinly sliced
2 shallots, diced
1-1/2 cups arborio rice
1/2 cup dry chicken bouillon or white wine
8 to 10 pieces fresh spinach, washed and cut into large pieces
4 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
In a medium saucepan, warm the chicken bouillon over low heat.
Warm 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the mushrooms and cook
until soft, about 3 minutes. Remove mushrooms and their liquid, then set aside. Add the remaining tablespoon olive
oil to skillet, and stir in the shallots. Cook 1 minute. Add rice, stirring to coat with oil, and cook about 2 minutes.
When the rice has taken on a pale, golden color, pour in bouillon or wine, stirring constantly until the liquid is fully
absorbed. Add 1/2 cup of the broth to the rice and stir until the broth is absorbed. Continue adding broth 1/2 cup at
a time, stirring continuously, until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is al dente, about 15 to 20 minutes.
Remove from heat, and stir in mushrooms with their liquid, butter and Parmesan cheese. Stir in fresh spinach, then
season with salt and pepper to taste; serve while hot.
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