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Wild Rice with Cranberries and Caramelized Onions

Wild Rice with Cranberries and Caramelized Onions

Wild Rice with Cranberries and Caramelized Onions


  • Delicious recipe Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Delicious recipe Cook time: 1 hour
  • Delicious recipe Servings: 4 to 6 servings
  • Delicious recipe Specialty: GF, LS
Nutritional Information


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


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I ❤ this dish!

Anonymous from Bowie, MD 11/22/2018 at 03:50 PM

I make this dish every Thanksgiving. It's a unique and wonderful addition to a special meal. 1 star- flavor 1 star- color 1 star- quick and easy 1 star- simple ingredients 1 star- For being DELICIOUS!


06/19/2017 at 12:27 AM

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

01/09/2017 at 03:38 PM

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

12/25/2016 at 02:26 PM

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!

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