Cranberry Wild Rice Recipe
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Cranberry Wild Rice Recipe

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Nuts are a wonderful source of protein and nutrition so I look for ways to add them to all of my dishes. The addition of cranberries in this recipe makes it perfect for fall.—Dawn Bryant, Thedford, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 50 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 50 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 238 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein .


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water and rice to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 50-60 minutes or until rice is tender.
  2. In a large skillet, saute the onion, cranberries and thyme in oil until onion is tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain rice if needed; stir in onion mixture and pine nuts. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry Wild Rice in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p123

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kathed5 102582
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"This was a really delicious side dish I made for Christmas. My sister-in-law is gluten free, and I am always looking for recipes she can enjoy. The combination of ingredients were very good, and easy to put together."

jsbr 155961
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"I love the flavors in this dish. I made it with a wild rice blend rather than just wild rice."

hanin 102580
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2010

"\yes for it was great"

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