Final weekend, Chris and I made a decision to get AppleTV. My plan was to get it, subscribe to Hulu, after which begin watching outdated episodes of Rock of Love instantly. I used to be so excited that on the way in which to Finest Purchase, I sang the Rock of Love theme track, and since I solely know roughly three traces from it (together with “contact my backstage cross” which: ew, Bret Michaels, actually???), I’m positive that was fairly annoying to hearken to. (My poor husband places up with a lot. Significantly.)
Once we obtained house and I used to be scrolling by to seek out Rock of Love, I discovered all of those different trashy actuality reveals I had forgotten about although. The Surreal Life! I Love New York! Daisy of Love! Weren’t issues so a lot better again then? Wasn’t life a lot easier? Anyway, my objective is to work out whereas watching these reveals, so by the point I atone for all of them, I’ll be in the very best form of my life. I’ll be capable to throw trays of Lean Delicacies stuffed cabbage throughout a tour bus with the energy of an olympic shot putter. Additionally, if you happen to work out whereas watching crappy actuality reveals, it’s okay. Do you know that? It’s true. Don’t you imagine me? It’s best to.
Discovering outdated favorites is superior, proper? So right here’s one other outdated favourite: wild rice! Wild rice is just not as cool and taking place as quinoa or freekeh, however you shouldn’t neglect about it as a result of it too is a scrumptious entire grain. (And do you know it’s truly a grass and never rice in any respect? It’s a truth!) Wild rice is a type of issues that I not often make, however each time I do, I feel, “I have to make this extra typically.” After which I don’t as a result of I don’t actually know what to do with it.
Effectively, right here’s what I did with it. I roasted some grapes and sliced shallots and tossed them with wild rice, walnuts, and sage. It’s easy, however scrumptious–it’s a type of recipes that looks as if there’s not a lot to it and also you don’t count on it to blow you away if you attempt it, however then it does. Sure, I’m telling you that this wild rice recipe will blow your thoughts. If you happen to haven’t had roasted grapes earlier than, I’m fairly positive they’re about to be your new favourite factor.
Wild Rice with Roasted Grapes & Walnuts
Wild rice tossed with oven-roasted purple grapes, shallots, and toasted walnuts.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Prepare dinner Time: 40 minutes
Complete Time: 50 minutes
Yield: Four-6 servings
2 cups purple seedless grapes
1 shallot, thinly sliced
1 cup wild rice, cooked in accordance with bundle instructions
half cup walnut items, toasted
1 tbsp + 2 tsp olive oil, divided
1 tbsp purple wine vinegar
2 tbsp contemporary sage leaves, chopped
salt and pepper, to style
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Toss the grapes and shallot with 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Switch to a baking sheet that’s been sprayed with oil or lined with parchment paper and roast for about 20 minutes, or till the grapes are softened, however not burst.
Switch the grapes and shallot to a big bowl. Add rice, walnuts, remaining oil, vinegar, and sage; gently toss, cautious to not smash the grapes. Season with salt and pepper to style.
Kiersten is the founder and editor of Oh My Veggies.