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Cranberry Wild Rice Recipe

Cranberry Wild Rice Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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kathed5 User ID: 4469276 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 User ID: 3288489 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 User ID: 5675511 102580
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2010

"\yes for it was great"

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