Cranberry-Walnut Rice

After beginning the meal with Apple-Scented Fondue, serve this rice alongside Potted Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Onions.


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup orzo
  • 1 1/2 cups long grain white rice
  • About 2 2/3 cups chicken stock
  • A generous handful of dried, sweetened cranberries, such as Ocean Spray brand Craisins
  • 1/3 cup walnut pieces, toasted
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced on an angle


Heat the butter over medium heat in a saucepot. Add the orzo and toast until golden.

Stir in the rice; add the stock and cranberries. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer. Cover and cook until tender, 15-18 minutes.

Fluff the rice and combine with the walnuts and scallions to serve.

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