In a saucepan over medium heat, melt 1/2 Tablespoon butter. Add onion and saute for 5 minutes, until golden. Add wild rice, stir well to coat. Stir occasionally for 1 minute, to lightly toast rice
Add vegetable broth, bring to low boil, and reduce to simmer. Cover and cook for 20-35 minutes.
COOKING TIME VARIES BASED ON THE RICE YOU USE! The more long grain rice the blend has, the faster it will cook. A hearty wild rice blend will take 45-50 minutes total
When the liquid has absorbed to the point that you can just see the grains of rice, add the cranberries and stir well. Cover, and cook for another 7-10 minutes
START THE MUSHROOMS WHEN YOU ADD THE CRANBERRIES TO THE RICE
In a skillet over medium heat, melt 1/2 Tablespoon butter. Add mushrooms, salt and pepper, and saute for 5 minutes, until soft. Add garlic, and stir for 1 minute. Add wine and cook for 1 minute
Transfer mushrooms to rice mixture, and fold together
Garnish with fresh parsley and toasted almonds