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Split Pea “Meatballs” with Pistachio Yogurt

Split Pea “Meatballs” with Pistachio Yogurt

The flavour and texture of these vegetarian split pea “meatballs” are so enjoyable that even traditional meatball enthusiasts will be won over. This recipe was inspired by Persian lamb meatballs, which often have cooked split peas or basmati rice as part of the meatball mixture.

Martha Stewart – Wild Rice with Dried Fruit and Nuts

Martha Stewart – Wild Rice with Dried Fruit and Nuts

This dish is taken from Martha Stewart “This wild rice side dish goes well with roasted chicken, turkey, or braised pork shoulder.”     Ingredients 4 scallions1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil Coarse salt and ground pepper 1 1/4 cup wild rice or wild rice blend (any seasoning packet discarded) 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar 1/2 cup dried cherries or cranberries 1/2 cup pecans, toasted and chopped     Method Thinly slice scallions, separating white and green parts. In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high. Add scallion whites and cook, stirring often, until soft, 3 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Add wild rice and cook according to package instructions. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine vinegar, dried cherries, and 2 tablespoons water. Bring to a boil over medium-high. Reduce to a simmer and cook until vinegar is almost absorbed, 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and add rice mixture, scallion greens, and chopped pecans. Stir well to combine and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature.     Cook’s Notes Prepare this a day ahead and refrigerate it. Bring to room temperature for...