Usher in autumn with this wholesome blend of wild rice, nuts and dried fruit. Wild rice is often said to have a nut-like flavour, so teaming it with toasty walnuts makes perfect sense.
*Wild rice is expensive. To stretch your supply, use half long-grain brown rice and half wild rice; they take the same length of time to cook and their flavours and textures are complementary.
*Use almonds and raisins or sultanas in place of the walnuts and cranberries.
*Cooking the rice in carrot juice rather than stock or water adds a touch of sweetness and colour to the dish and boosts its beta-carotene content.
*Wild rice isn't a true rice, but the seed of an aquatic grass from a different botanical family. It has more protein than other rices, and is a good source of potassium, zinc and B vitamins.