Chestnut Wild Rice Pilaf

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This chestnut wild rice pilaf recipe was originally shared with us by Levana Kirschenbaum, founder of Levana Cooks and author of several kosher cookbooks. Please note that Levana’s photo shows a wild rice blend, but her recipe uses just wild rice. If you opt for a wild rice blend, reduce the water to about 1/2 cup more than the package directions call for.

Chestnut Wild Rice Pilaf Recipe - a dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan side dish with Middle Eastern flair

Special Diet Notes: Chestnut Wild Rice Pilaf

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.

Chestnut Wild Rice Pilaf
 
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This simple side uses fragrant spices for a Middle Eastern flair.
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Serves: 6 servings
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Instructions
  1. Soak the rice in cold water for 30 to 60 minutes.
  2. In a food processor, coarsely grind the onions. You can alternatively mince them with a knife.
  3. Heat the oil in a wide skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until very dark, about 5 minutes.
  4. Drain the rice and place it in a pot with 8 cups water. Add the chestnuts, turmeric, and saffron. Bring the water to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and cook the rice for about 1 hour. Remove from the heat and let sit for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the reserved onions to the rice and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
Notes
you might find vacuum-packed steamed chestnuts. In this case, reduce the water to 6 cups, omit the dry chestnuts, add 12 ounces total vacuum-packed chestnuts towards the end of the cooking.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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