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Cran-Apple Wild Rice Recipe

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If you'd like a change of pace from stuffing, try this delightful wild rice side. It has flecks of red from dried cranberries and touch of sweetness. It goes great with a variety of meats and poultry, and I sure your guests will love it.—Debra Keil, Owasso, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 package (6 ounces) long grain and wild rice mix
  • 2 medium onions, coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium tart apple, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 250 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 423 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine cranberries and orange juice. Cover and cook on high for 2 minutes; set aside. Meanwhile, prepare rice mix according to package directions.
  2. In a large skillet, saute onions and brown sugar in butter for 5-6 minutes. Stir in apple and cinnamon. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook for 25-30 minutes or until onions are caramel in color, stirring occasionally.
  3. Drain cranberries; discard juice. Stir in the rice, onion mixture and orange peel. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cran-Apple Wild Rice in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2011, p83

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 250 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 423 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 23, 2013

Good but very sweet

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