Recipe From Sen. Al Franken


1 lb. Wild rice (Mahnomen)

one stick butter

ten cloves of garlic

3 medium sized yellow onions

4 stalks of celery

2 lbs. White button mushrooms

salt to taste

Roast turkey – pulled from the bone

Turkey gravy (aujus)


1. In a colander, rinse the wild rice.

2. Put the rice in a pot, and cover with 3 inches of water. Boil in a pot, uncovered, for about 20 to 25 minutes. If you’re using Mahnomen wild rice, it will cook more quickly than the paddy variety.

3. While the rice is boiling, slice (do not mince) the mushrooms, onions, garlic, and celery.

4. Melt the butter in a skillet, and sauté the onions, garlic, and celery until they begin to bleed a little liquid into the butter. Then add the mushrooms. The celery and onions should not be totally soft.

5. Once the rice has cooked, drain it and add to the sautéed vegetables.

6. Add pulled turkey and gravy.

Comments (11)
  1. Josh says:

    Who frigging cares!!! Stop fooling around on my dime.

    1. DEW says:

      They shouldn’t eat lunch and have fun on top of it???????? Get a life!!

  2. Susan says:

    I will be the first in line to swear about politicians wasting our tax money….but I think you’re being unfair. Companies all over the U.S. sponsor potlucks at lunchtime and it would be wrong for us to say that our politiancs aren’t entitled to a little fun at lunch just because they’re in Washington.

  3. Geraldine says:

    Mmmmmm , that sounds so good. Can’t wait to make some. Thanks

  4. Elaine says:

    It makes sense that he would use turkey! You are what you eat.

  5. teopa says:

    TEN cloves of garlic? that’s a bit much.!

  6. Deb says:

    Wow what a fancy crock pot!

  7. Marie says:

    Come on you negative guys, life is too serious, lets all have some fun now and then. The receipes all sound great, I will try them. Thanks and thanks for all you do to TRY and make this world a little better place to live in!!!

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