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Apple & Sausage Wild Rice

Chunks of apples and summer sausage bring a delicious, sweet-and-savory contrast to wild rice. My husband absolutely loves it, and the prep work takes only 15 minutes.—Rebecca McIntire, Manitou Springs, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 ounces summer sausage, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain brown rice
  • 1/2 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 2 medium apples, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 cups apple cider or juice
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage, celery and onion; cook and stir 4-6 minutes or until tender.
  • Add rice, apples and garlic; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until rice is lightly browned. Add cider, broth and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Fluff with a fork.

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