One obstacle to preparing a meal at home for a special occasion or date night is finding what I can make without spending all day in the kitchen. I just do not have time for that beyond holidays! Doctoring up a boxed mix of Long Grain & Wild Rice was my newest test in the kitchen. I think I found a winner with this Apple Cranberry Wild Rice Pilaf.
Preparing Apple Cranberry Wild Rice Pilaf
Visiting the local store, I saw there were plenty of wild rice blends. I elected to buy the one with an herb & butter seasoning already provided. That meant I just needed to chop up a few ingredients, saute them, and then toss everything before serving.
Of course, you can always make this dish from scratch. It just means extra time to cook the wild rice (45 minutes) before making the rest of it. And, then there’s playing with the right proportions of herbs to get the seasoning just right.
For now, I’m happy to get a special meal on the table quickly so I can have more quality time with my husband.
What ‘hacks’ do you have for doctoring up a boxed item like this one?