Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Fruit and Nut Bulgur Pilaf

My mother made this nutritious side dish all the time when we were growing up. I enhanced the recipe with a bigger variety of dried fruit to find an interesting balance between the sweet and salty flavors.
—Ninette Holbrook, Orlando, FL

Apple Quinoa Spoon Bread

My cousin is a strict vegetarian, so creating satisfying veggie dishes is my yearly challenge. This spoon bread can act...


Apricot Rice Stuffing

3 reviews

This fruit rice stuffing accompanies roast duck as part of our traditional New Year's Day dinner. It's also an attractive...


Hearty Quinoa & Corn Chowder

14 reviews

My grandmother lived in the Appalachian Mountains and always served straight-from-the-garden corn and beans. I updated her dish with quinoa...


Almond & Apple Wild Rice Salad

2 reviews

It's healthy and delicious! Use a mixture of red and green apples to give it a pop of color. —Dan...

Wild Rice Pancakes

1 review

This recipe is a traditional favorite in Minnesota, where wild rice is widely harvested. These fritter-like pancakes are great for...


Easy Rice Pilaf

1 review

Onion soup mix and frozen peas really "rev up" your rice in this recipe. This side dish is a nice...

Baked Rice Pilaf

13 reviews

I'm always in search of inexpensive yet delicious dishes to serve at potlucks. This fluffy rice pilaf recipe tastes as...


Apple-Cranberry Wild Rice

1 review

Dried apples, cranberries and savory nicely complement the wild rice and leek in this delicious recipe from Marion Karlin of...


Makeover Fruited Wild Rice Pilaf

2 reviews

Her savory rice side dish has become a favorite with family and friends, writes Carolyn Keith from Evanston, Illinois.


Butternut Squash with Whole Grains

3 reviews

Fresh thyme really shines in this hearty slow-cooked side dish featuring tender butternut squash, nutritious whole grain pilaf and vitamin-packed...

Lemon-Pecan Wild Rice

Rice is a unique accompaniment to turkey ro any number of meaty entrees. This dish has just the right amount...


Rice Pilaf with Apples & Raisins

4 reviews

I love making bulgar pilaf with apricots. So glad I tried it with dried apples and golden raisins! —Elizabeth Dumont,...


Cheesy Green Rice

I like to serve this dish at Thanksgiving and Christmas - or for that matter, anytime we have guests. It's...


Brown Rice Pilaf Dish

Walnuts and dried apricots jazz up brown rice for a tasty, earthy side with loads of flavor. —Marie Rizzio, Interlochen,...


Easy Fruited Wild Rice Pilaf

Her savory rice side dish has become a favorite with family and friends, writes Carolyn Keith from Evanston, Illinois. Studded...

Veggie Brown Rice

1 review

This simple side dish has the flavor of fried rice but is better for you. It would pair well with...


Four-Cheese Rice Casserole

1 review

My husband and I developed this recipe to avoid making a broccoli and rice casserole that we had relied on...


Quinoa-Stuffed Squash Boats

4 reviews

My colorful “boats” with quinoa, garbanzo beans and pumpkin seeds use delicata squash, a winter squash with edible skin that’s...


Pecan Rice Stuffing

Curry and cumin lend wonderful flavor to this side dish that gets its sweetness from raisins and its crunch from...


Great Grain Salad

2 reviews

I can't think of a better dish to round out a meal. My grain salad features all my favorite nuts,...


Nutty Wild Rice

4 reviews

You'll go nuts for this wild side dish and its hearty crunch. Served warm, this rice packs a zesty bite.


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Roasted Butternut Squash & Rice Salad

30 reviews

We have end-of-season picnics for my son's flag football team. This makes enough to serve plenty of hungry boys and...


Wild Rice, Quinoa & Cranberry Salad

This fragrant salad is a vitamin and protein powerhouse. Toss in leftover cooked turkey to make it a meal the...

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Apricot Wild Rice Salad

1 review

Nutty, fruity and packed with flavor, this make-ahead dish is a wholesome side for all kinds of entrees.” —Barbara Schulte,...


Confetti Long Grain and Wild Rice

1 review

Summer squash, zucchini and sweet red pepper peek out from the tender grains of rice in this colorful side dish.


Fennel Wild Rice Salad

2 reviews

This is a salad I invented years ago when my sister's family had to go gluten-free. It has since become...


Festive Three-Grain Salad

1 review

Wholesome ingredients and a festive appearance make this colorful side one of my holiday staples. Plus, I can assemble it...


Vegetables with Brown Rice

"When garden crops are plentiful, this is a delightful dish to serve. You can vary the vegetables to whatever you...


Oat Pan Rolls

9 reviews

I've made so many of these delicious rolls that I think I could make them blindfolded! I always take about...