Hearty wild rice sautéed with herbs, seasonings, mushrooms, leeks, and cranberries. A tasty side dish all year long or for the holidays.
Cook the rice according to package directions via desired method and liquid.
While rice cooks, dice the leeks and clean them. (see notes)
Once the rice is done, or nearly done, heat a large skillet over medium high heat.
Once hot, add the olive oil and 1 tbsp of butter.
Sauté the leeks and mushrooms for 3-5 minutes.
Add the herbs and seasonings, mix well.
Add the cranberries, stir until combined and continue to cook for another 3-5 minutes, or until the vegetables have reached their desired softness.
Stir in the cooked rice and the remainging butter.
Reduce heat to medium and cook until the ingredients have combined and melded together.
Serve and enjoy.
Leeks LOVE to hide dirt between their fine layers, so I dice them up first then soak them. After a quick soaking, I rinse and drain and leave them in the strainer to get as much water off them before sautéing.