Recipe courtesy of Michael Lomonaco

Wild Rice with Spicy Pecans

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  • Total: 45 min
  • Cook: 45 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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3 cups water

2 bay leaves

Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

1 cup wild rice

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/2 cup pecan pieces

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine the water, bay leaves, salt, and pepper in a pot with a snugfitting lid. Bring to a boil. Add the rice, reduce to a simmer, and cook for 40 to 45 minutes. When cooked stir in the butter, cover again and keep warm.
  2. Combine the pecans, cayenne, maple syrup and salt in a saute pan and quickly cook over low heat until the nuts have lightly toasted. Remove from the heat and combine with the cooked wild rice.