Festive Wild Rice Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Festive Wild Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Festive Wild Rice

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"Peas and dried cranberries turn that box of wild rice into a main player on the dinner plate!"

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    25 mins


  1. Prepare rice according to package directions.
  2. Microwave peas on high for 2 minutes, or until heated through.
  3. Fold warm peas and cranberries into cooked rice.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 17, 2004

In my opinion this was kind of bland as is but after some doctoring up, this turned out to be a delicious side dish. I used half wild rice and half white and added some sauteed carrots, onions and celery that I cooked until tender in equal amounts of butter and olive oil. I also added a package of "fruitlings" which are chopped up bits of dried fruit and a handful of slivered almonds and tossed the mixture well. This was much more flavorful and even though I didn't follow the recipe, I ended up creating a family favorite. Thanks for the staring poing Brandi.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 08, 2008

After reading all the rave reviews I can't believe how blah this dish is. I think my mistake was using a suggested 1/3 white rice and 3/4 wild rice. The white rice turned to mush. I cooked the rice in beef broth. When done, I added onion, garlic, and celery cooked tender in a little olive oil along with the peas, cranberries, and toasted walnuts. Nothing saved it. It's still mush. I think with fluffy wild rice it would have been very good, just don't use white rice.

Sep 26, 2005

I cooked rice in chicken broth and added walnuts... great side dish!

Mar 27, 2007

This is a very good start for a delicious side dish. I cooked rice mixture in chicken broth, added toasted slivered almonds, minced green onion and garlic. Yummy!

Apr 04, 2004

Good recipe after alterations. Be sure to season your rice and it is a family winner.

Jun 02, 2007

This one's very good, gives a unique flavoring to an otherwise boring side dish

Apr 06, 2007


Feb 07, 2007

Was good...a little different, but after everyone tried it, they really liked it


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  • Calories
  • 184 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.1 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 4.2 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 6.2 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 45 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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