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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Savory Rice-Stuffed Apples

My family has several apple trees, so I am challenged to create new recipes each fall. This side dish is wonderful with pork roast and so effortless due to the use of the slow cooker. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California

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...


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...


Warm Squash & Quinoa Salad

2 reviews

Whenever I see butternut squash at the supermarket, I buy one. It's amazing tossed with earthy quinoa, Italian spices and...

Vegetable Barley Bake

1 review

Forget the potatoes and rice, and consider this change-of-pace dinner accompaniment. Wholesome barley makes for a heart-smart dish that complements...


Orange-Pistachio Quinoa Salad

1 review

Add this fresh and healthy quinoa recipe to your holiday spread. Its citrusy, nutty taste is simply delicious. —Jean...

Cornmeal Dinner Rolls

14 reviews

A flavorful sidekick to chilies, soups, and stews, these biscuits can also stand alone with a simple pat of butter...


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...


Lentil White Bean Pilaf

4 reviews

Vegetarians will be happy to see this hearty meatless grain pilaf on the holiday buffet table. I like to make...


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...


Wild Rice & Cranberry Loaves

2 reviews

This is an incredibly fragrant bread with lots of texture from wild rice and dried cranberries. It's hearty enough for...


Layered Vegetable Loaf

I receive many compliments on my out-of-the-ordinary side dish that features fluffy layers of eggs, cheese and vegetables topped with...


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...

Butternut Squash Risotto

6 reviews

Change up the flavor of risotto any time of year using in-season vegetables like butternut squash, spices and broths for...


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...


Rice-Stuffed Butternut Squash

8 reviews

The combination of wild rice, mango chutney, cranberries and curry powder give this side dish for two an exotic flavor....


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.


Flavorful Rice Dressing

1 review

My original dressing seems to satisfy people who prefer dressing made with bread and those who prefer a rice variety....


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,...

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Asian Wild Rice Casserole

2 reviews

Here's a fun way to jazz up wild rice. Soy sauce and chicken bouillon add plenty of flavor, while celery,...


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...


Honey-Oat Pan Rolls

16 reviews

These tender rolls are relatively quick to make. Whole wheat flour and oats make them nutritious, too.—Arlene Butler, Ogden, Utah