Wild Rice with Cranberries and Caramelized Onions

Wild Rice with Cranberries and Caramelized Onions
  Review   Print   Save

Prep Time

Cook Time


Makes 4 to 6 servings


2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup brown rice
1/2 cup wild rice
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
3 medium onions, sliced in thin wedges
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 cup Ocean Spray® Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries
1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest


Combine chicken broth and both rices in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 45 minutes or until rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.

Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and brown sugar. Cook 6 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and onions are soft and translucent. Reduce heat to low. Slowly cook onions, stirring often for 25 minutes or until they are caramel color. Stir in dried cranberries.

Cover and cook over low heat for 10 minutes or until cranberries swell. Gently fold cranberry mixture and orange zest into cooked rice. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Per Serving: Cal. 405 (20%DV), Fat Cal. 99, Pro. 7g (14%DV), Carb. 71g (23%DV), Fat 11g (17%DV), Chol. 25mg (8%DV), Sod. 600mg (25%DV), Vit. A 85RE (8%DV), Vit. C 8mg (13%DV), Vit. E 1mg (2%DV), Calcium 39mg (3%DV), Iron 1mg (5%DV), Folate 47Ug (11%DV), Zinc 2mg
(12%DV), Pot. 337mg (9%DV), Dietary Exchange: Fruit 1, Starch 3.5, Fat 2


Add a review


Wonderful side dish. I omitted the orange peel and upped the brown sugar a touch. I also chopped the onion. The entire family loved it.

Fewer onions and real butter

A bit labor intensive but VERY good. Replaced the nasty margarine suggestion with butter and used only TWO onions and not three. I think three would have been overboard. Otherwise it was a hit with my organic brown rice and wild rice right from the Boundary Waters. YUM!

Must have at Christmas / Thanksgiving

I have been making this recipe for a number of years to rave reviews. One of my go to recipes to make the holidays special!


I didn't have any brown rice so I use white rice. I would not use as many onions as they recommend and I would cut them much smaller than I did. It still was very good.


Please just get rid of margarine as an ingredient in this or any other recipes. It's bad for people. Exchange it for coconut oil. Add a little salt to get rid of the coconut flavor if you don't want that in this, or any other dish. It is good for us. It's good for our hair and skin. Margarine does nothing but clog arteries.

Cran•America™ Juice Drink

Cran•America™ Juice Drink

3 classic American fruits, together as one, for a limited time only.

Learn more
Join the Cranberry Club

Join the Cranberry Club

Tasty recipes, entertaining tips, product news, coupons and more.

Join now

Wild Rice with Cranberries and Caramelized Onions


Wild Rice with Cranberries and Caramelized Onions

Please Sign In

Forgot Password?

Reset Your Password

Please enter the email address you used when you signed up.

Join the Cranberry Club

Legal Terms and Conditions

Access to and use of this website is subject to the following terms and conditions and all applicable laws which, by accessing and browsing this site, the User accepts without limitation or qualification.

The information set forth in this site concerning any products or services is subject to change without notice. Ocean Spray's products may not be available in all geographic locations.

Trademark Notice

Trademarks, service marks and logos displayed on this website are the exclusive property of Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. Such trademarks may not be used without the express written consent of Ocean Spray. Other product names may be the property of their respective owners.

Serving Sizes

All references to Recommended Daily Allowances and other labeling issues conform to U.S. Law. Requirements in other countries may vary.

Community Submissions

If you submit material on our website, including recipes, reviews, photos or videos:
  1. All information that you communicate with Ocean Spray via this site becomes and remains our property. This means that...
    • We don't have to treat any such submission as confidential.
    • You can't sue us for using the ideas you submit (including, but not limited to, product or advertising ideas).
    • If we use them -- or anything like them -- we don't have to pay you or anyone else for them.
    • We will have exclusive ownership of all present and future rights to submissions of every kind. We can use them for any purpose, without compensating you or anyone else for them.
  2. You acknowledge that you are responsible for any submission you make -- in other words, you acknowledge that you (and not we) have full responsibility for the message, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright.
  3. Ocean Spray reserves the right to remove any content from this site at any point in time without notice or reason.

Store Locator

Locate Product