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Sweet Potato Pilaf

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

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...


Fruited Wild Rice Pilaf

Crunchy apples and pecans give traditional wild rice a tasty twist. This dish pairs well with a variety of meaty...


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,...


Wild Rice Stuffed Squash

6 reviews

I made this recipe when we invited both our families to celebrate our first Thanksgiving in our new home. There...

Nelda’s Sausage and Rice Dressing

2 reviews

This is an original recipe that I developed 15 years ago, and I can't count how many times I've used...


Wild Rice Tomato Medley

1 review

Shirley Glabb often serve rice at her home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. I'm always looking for new ways to dress it...

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,...


Mushroom & Wild Rice Soup

17 reviews

You can tell how much I adore mushrooms by looking at this recipe. I used four varieties! The wild rice...


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...


Wild Rice Stuffed Cornish Hens

3 reviews

My mom prepares this impressive-looking entree for the holidays and for other "company's coming" occasions. The savory rice stuffing goes...

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...


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.


Mushroom Wild Rice

7 reviews

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


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...


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...

Cran-Apple Wild Rice

1 review

If you'd like a change of pace from stuffing, try this delightful wild rice side. It has flecks of red...


Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup

4 reviews

Frequently requested at family get-togethers, this rich and hearty soup is ready in a flash. Cooking for a vegetarian? Swap...


Company Rice

7 reviews

This colorful side dish has proven itself the best rice recipe with family and friends. One of my late son’s...


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...


Holiday Wild Rice

Wild rice mix gets a boost of seasonal color from red pepper and green onions in this side dish from...


Lemon-Pecan Wild Rice

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


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...


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...

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Wild Rice Bread with Sunflower Seeds

2 reviews

I loved skipping the boring school cafeteria meals and going to my grandma’s house for lunch. She spent most of...


Chicken Wild Rice Soup with Spinach

2 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...


Wild Rice Pilaf Bake

7 reviews

I make this recipe for almost every holiday and often take it to potlucks. Usually, I make the pilaf ahead...


Northwoods Wild Rice Soup

1 review

My sister served this to me for the first time and it was so scrumptious I just had to have...


Wild Rice Mushroom Soup

1 review

I think mushrooms often get used only as a seasoning or added flavor, but I think they are delicious enough...


Kashi and Wild Rice Pilaf

Apples, fruit juices, currants and cranberries bring a refreshing tang to this pilaf. It’s my adaptation of a different recipe....