September Recipe: Chicken, Mushroom, & Wild Rice Pilaf
National Chicken, Mushroom, and Rice Month
- Mushrooms contain antioxidants and immune-boosting compounds to help reduce risks of disease!
- Whole grains, like wild rice, also help decrease rice of illnesses like colon cancer!
- Evidence suggests that consuming leaner meats, like chicken, can reduce the risk of colon cancer as compared to red meat.
Chicken, Mushroom, & Wild Rice Pilaf
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/2 white or yellow onion, diced
- 1 lb fresh mushroom of choice, sliced
- 2 chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 2 tsp garlic, minced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 cups uncooked wild rice
- 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 2 tbsp fresh chives, if desired
- In a large skillet, combine olive oil and butter over medium heat until melted.
- Add the onion, mushrooms, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Sauté for 5-7 minutes, or until mushrooms are tender. Remove from skillet and keep aside.
- In the same pan, add onions and garlic, sauté for 1 minute. Then, add chicken and pepper. Cook on medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Since the chicken will continue to cook with the rice, it is okay that the chicken is not completely cooked through at this time.
- Return mushrooms to skillet.
- Stir in rice and chicken broth. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and let simmer for 30-35 minutes, or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat, add chives, and fluff with a fork.
- Serve immediately.
Recipe adapted from: Pumpkin Spice