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Wild Rice Porridge with Cardamom, Pecan, and Pear Recipe

Wild Rice Porridge with Cardamom, Pecan, and Pear
Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: About 25 mins | Makes: 2 servings

If you keep a few cups of cooked wild rice in your refrigerator, this is a quick and satisfying breakfast alternative to oatmeal. Pear and cardamom are a classic flavor combo, but really, once you’ve mastered the basic formula here, this porridge is endlessly adaptable. Try swapping in apples, apricots, or blueberries for the pears; almonds for the pecans; maple syrup for the honey.

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INGREDIENTS
  • 2 cups cooked wild rice
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, plus more for serving
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey, plus more for serving
  • Pinch fine salt
  • 1/2 cup dried pear slices (apples, apricots, or any dried fruit can be used), medium dice
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecan halves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Combine the rice, cream, honey, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cream has reduced slightly and the mixture is hot, about 7 minutes.
  2. Add the pears (or other dried fruit), pecans, and cardamom, stir to combine, and cook until the pears have softened, about 3 to 4 minutes. Sprinkle with the cinnamon, stir to combine, and spoon into bowls. For a little extra richness, drizzle another tablespoon of cream and a little honey on top.