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Wild Rice with Dried Cherries

Wild Rice with Dried Cherries

Here’s a simple, festive side dish that’s a favorite in our house.

4 cups cooked wild rice

1/2 cup dried cherries

Mix the cherries into the wild rice while it’s still hot, or heat them together in the microwave.

4 servings

Microwave Chutney

2 cups chopped fruit (your choice — tart apples, mangoes, peaches, pineapple, etc., or a combination)

1 onion, chopped

1 cup raisins, currants or chopped dates, or a combination

1/2 cup cider vinegar

1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

1/2 teaspoon dessert spice blend or cinnamon

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

1 teaspoon fennel seeds

pinch cayenne, to taste

Combine all ingredients in a large microwaveable bowl. Microwave on high for 15 minutes, stirring every 3-5 minutes.

Yield: About 3 cups

July 31st, 2013
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Sports medicine doctor, fitness guru and long-time radio host Gabe Mirkin, M.D., brings you news and tips for your healthful lifestyle. A practicing physician for more than 50 years and a radio talk show host for 25 years, Dr. Mirkin is a graduate of Harvard University and Baylor University College of Medicine. He is board-certified in four specialties: Sports Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics and Pediatric Immunology. The Dr. Mirkin Show, his call-in show on fitness and health, was syndicated in more than 120 cities. Read More
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