If You're Bored With Bread Stuffing On Your Holiday Table, Put This Delicious Wild Rice On Your Side Dish Menu.

Bored of bread stuffing? We get that way, too. So we turn to wild rice to give stuffing a rest and bring a new vegan side dish to the holiday table. This wild rice recipe is excellent served warm but we've also been known to chow on it for breakfast or a snack right out of the refrigerator.
Bored of bread stuffing? We get that way, too. So we turn to wild rice to give stuffing a rest and bring a new vegan side dish to the holiday table. This wild rice recipe is excellent served warm but we've also been known to chow on it for breakfast or a snack right out of the refrigerator.

Holiday Wild Rice

Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups wild rice, soaked in water overnight, drained

  • 6 cups water

  • 1 large celery stalk, diced

  • 1 large carrot, diced

  • 1 mango or orange, peeled, diced

  • 4 green onions, sliced (green and white parts)

  • 1 cup dried cranberries

  • 1 cup candied pecans, chopped

  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • Generous pinch salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste


Directions:

  1. In a large pot over high heat, combine wild rice and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 35 minutes or until rice is tender and split open. Drain well in a fine-mesh sieve then transfer rice back to the pot.

  2. Add remaining ingredients, tossing well to combine. Warm over medium heat, stirring often. Serve warm.


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