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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Sweet Potato Pilaf

2 reviews

The combination of sweet potatoes, bacon, asparagus and kale makes this simple Sweet Potato Kale Pilaf taste amazing! To save time and dishes, you can easily cook the rice in an Instant Pot and also use it to saute the other ingredients. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas

Pressure-Cooker Vegetable Wild Rice Soup

1 review

This thick and hearty soup is packed with colorful vegetables. It's wonderful for lunch alongside a healthy salad or a...


Slow-Cooked Vegetable Wild Rice Soup

4 reviews

This thick and hearty soup is packed with colorful vegetables. —Thomas Faglon, Somerset, New Jersey


Greek Brown and Wild Rice Bowls

2 reviews

This fresh rice dish tastes like the Mediterranean in a bowl! It is short on ingredients but packs in so...


Alfredo Rice Casserole

4 reviews

Rice lovers won’t be able to get enough of this creamy, comforting casserole. Substitute a mushroom Alfredo or three-cheese sauce...

Hearty Wild Rice

1 review

My father-in-law used to make this casserole in the oven. I switched to the slow cooker so I wouldn't need...


Holiday Rice Salad

2 reviews

It's nice to prepare a cold salad like this when entertaining because it can be made ahead and doesn't take...

Wild Rice & Cranberry Loaves

3 reviews

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


Wild Rice with Dried Blueberries

I love the combination of rice and fruit, so this is a go-to Thanksgiving side dish at my house. I...


Chicken & Vegetable Wild Rice Soup

3 reviews

This go-to weeknight recipe is one I tweaked over and over till it was just right. It has morphed from...


Hearty Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

17 reviews

Garlic and herb cream cheese adds subtle notes of flavor to this creamy, hearty soup. On a chilly day, it's...

Spicy Rice Casserole

2 reviews

Stirring up pork sausage, wild rice and jalapeno to taste makes this a terrific side. Or serve it with cornbread...


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...



Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

6 reviews

My dear friend Shirley shared this recipe with me several years ago. Every time I think of her, I make...


Wild Rice-Stuffed Pork Loin

6 reviews

This recipe features wild rice and apricot stuffing tucked inside a tender pork roast. —Kim Rubner, Worthington, Iowa

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Grilled Peach, Rice & Arugula Salad

3 reviews

This hearty salad was created when I needed to clear out some leftovers from the fridge—and it became an instant...


Chicken & Wild Rice Strudels

10 reviews

I wanted the buttery crunch of layered pastry without the sweet filling of strudel. Using rotisserie chicken from the store,...


Cashew Rice Pilaf

1 review

This hearty dish will add pizazz to your plate with its beautiful blend of flavors and colors. I often serve...


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Southern Hoppin’ John

13 reviews

This is a quick and easy side dish that will become a favorite of your family.—Anne Creech, Kinston, North Carolina


Northwoods Wild Rice Salad

3 reviews

This is my Minnesota version of a vintage German slaw that’s popular at church suppers. The wild rice has a...


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...


Slow-Cooked Wild Rice

1 review

This recipe has become such a family heirloom that I asked my mother's permission before passing it along. It has...


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Turkey Wild Rice Soup

42 reviews

Two Minnesota delicacies, turkey and wild rice, are the stars of this sensational soup. Be prepared to serve seconds! —Terri...


Fiesta Rice and Bean Salad

1 review

My entire family loves this salad—especially when I fix it with fresh-picked sweet corn. The summery ingredients and fragrant cilantro...

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Wild Rice-Stuffed Acorn Squash

I tried many variations of ingredients for the stuffing in my acorn squash. Here’s the version I liked best—a rustic...


Cranberry Wild Rice Pilaf

7 reviews

This tender side dish is perfect for the holidays or any time you want to add a special touch. Dried...


Mushroom Wild Rice

8 reviews

This is one of my favorite recipes from my mother. With only seven ingredients, it's quick to assemble in the...


Chicken Wild Rice Soup with Spinach

4 reviews

I stir together my chicken-and-rice cream soup whenever we’re craving something warm and comforting. Reduced-fat and reduced-sodium ingredients make it...


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Chicken Wild Rice Soup

132 reviews

I'm originally from Minnesota, where wild rice grows in abundance and is very popular in recipes. This creamy chicken wild...


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Seafood Casserole

24 reviews

A family favorite, this rice casserole is filled with plenty of seafood and veggies. It's hearty, homey and so easy...