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Cranberry Rice with Caramelized Onions Recipe

Cranberry Rice with Caramelized Onions Recipe

Rice provides so many options to a creative cook—the stir-in ideas are endless. In this recipe, dried cranberries star. Their sweet-tart flavor accents my rice combination and gives a festive feel to everyday meals.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 55 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 3 medium onions, cut into wedges
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel


  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Add the wild rice. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the brown rice; cover and simmer for 45-50 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  • 2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the onions and brown sugar in butter until golden brown, stirring frequently. Add the cranberries, orange peel and rice; heat through. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 400 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 674 mg sodium, 74 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 8 g protein.