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Wild Rice Pilaf & Vegies

1 box Uncle Ben’s Long Grain Wild Rice

2 tablespoons butter

4 cups water

1 tablespoon chicken base

2 tablespoons oil

½ medium purple onion, sliced thin

½ cup celery, sliced

½ cup carrots, shredded

1 tablespoon garlic, minced

1 cup mushrooms, sliced

2 cups fresh broccoli florets

1/4 teaspoon pepper



Melt butter in Dutch oven over medium high heat.  Add wild rice and brown, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching.  Add water, chicken base and seasoning packets to rice; bring to boil, then reduce to low heat, cover and cook just until tender.  Drain rice in colander to remove any remaining liquid.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the onion, carrots and celery in oil until vegetables are just beginning to get tender. Add garlic, mushrooms and broccoli and cook 2-3 minutes longer.  Add vegetables to rice and stir to combine.