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Medjool Dates, Apricots and Wild Rice Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Natural Delights Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  • 4 cups cooked wild rice mix (we like brown rice/wild rice mix)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 cooking apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • ⅔ cup ham, diced
  • ½ cup dried apricots, diced
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper

Preparation:

  1. Cook wild rice mix as instructed to yield 4 cups.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Sauté onions and celery in butter on medium high heat for 4 to 5 minutes, or until soft. Stir in rosemary and thyme and remove from heat.
  4. In a large bowl, combine cooked rice with onion-celery herb mixture and add chopped Medjool dates, apple, apricots and ham. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon into a buttered 2-quart baking dish.
  5. Cover and bake for 30 minutes or until hot.
Nutritional analysis per serving - Calories: 420, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 0g, MUFA: 2.67, PUFA: 0.50, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 360mg, Potassium: 509mg, Carbohydrates: 77g, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 35g, Protein: 9g, Vitamin A: 15%, Vitamin C: 8%, Calcium: 6%, Iron: 10%