Wild Rice With Cranberries & Almonds

A rice dish can be very versatile. The stir-in ideas are endless.

With this recipe, Wild Rice With Cranberries & Almonds, the dried cranberries and orange zest are the stars.

The sweet and tart flavored accents of both give this dish a festive feel to any chicken, beef or pork meal.


Wild Rice With Cranberries & Almonds

2 cups mixed wild and brown rice, cooked * See Cook’s Notes

2 tbsp. butter

1/2 cup chopped onion

5 teaspoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon orange zest

1 cup dried cranberries *See Cook’s Notes

1/3 cup sliced almonds *See Cook’s Notes

Cook’s Notes

Rice: Link here – Instant Pot Brown Rice – Follow the instructions to cook your rice with the Instant Pot.

Dried Cranberries: Many supermarkets now days carry a wide variety of dried fruits. Dried blueberries or cherries are a delicious substitute for the cranberries.

Almond Slices: Toasting the almonds not only enhances their flavor and color but also helps prevent them from becoming soggy after they are stirred into the wild rice mixture.

In a medium skillet over med-high heat add butter and melt. Next add brown sugar and onions. Sauté onions until caramelized.

Add cranberries and orange zest, stir often for about 10 minutes or until berries hydrate or sock up some moisture.

Next add cooked rice and almond slices and mix in till well combined.

Plate and serve with your favorite chicken dish.

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