Wild Rice-Pecan Patties

You won’t need much time to prepare these elegant rice patties. The combination of wild rice, pecans and mushrooms is outstanding!

  • Prep Time 12 min
  • Total Time 24 min
  • Servings 4

2
cups cooked wild rice
1
cup soft bread crumbs (1 1/2 slices)
1/3
cup chopped pecans
1/2
teaspoon garlic salt
2
eggs
1
jar (2 1/2 ounces) mushroom pieces and stems, drained and finely chopped
1
jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos
2
tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 Mix all ingredients except oil.
  • 2 Heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Scoop wild rice mixture by 1/3 cupfuls into skillet; flatten to 1/2 inch. Cook about 6 minutes, turning once, until light brown. Remove patties from skillet. Cover and keep warm while cooking remaining patties.

Expert Tips

Native to North America, wild rice is really not a rice but rather the grainlike seed of an aquatic grass. One cup of uncooked wild rice will give you about 4 cups cooked.

Concerned about cholesterol? Use 1/2 cup of a fat-free egg product instead of the eggs for cholesterol-free patties.

Leftover patties get a makeover when you serve them in sandwich buns with cranberry sauce.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
335
(
Calories from Fat
145 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16 g
16 %
(Saturated Fat
2 g,
2 %
),
Cholesterol
105 mg
105 %;
Sodium
460 mg
460 %;
Total Carbohydrate
41 g
41 %
(Dietary Fiber
4 g
4 %
),
Protein
11 g
11 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
16%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Vegetable; 3 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.