CRANBERRY APPLE PECAN WILD RICE PILAF

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This easy side dish is perfect for your holiday gathering.

 

Cranberry Wild Rice The Southern Lady Cooks

This recipe is sponsored by Burgers’ Smokehouse

This Cranberry Apple Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf is perfect for Thanksgiving. It taste great and looks absolutely wonderful on the table. The colors are so vibrant and it looks beautiful as a garnish for your turkey (see pictures below). The turkey we love is the Burgers’ Smokehouse Hickory Smoked & Fully Cooked TurkeyIt’s absolutely delicious and saves us so much time in the kitchen. As a child we smoked a lot of our turkeys and this Burgers’ Smokehouse Turkey taste just like my childhood. Now, we can have the same wonderful flavor with none of the work!

 

Cranberry Apple Pecan Wild Rice

1 cup of wild rice using chicken broth to make

4 tablespoons of butter, divided

1/4 teaspoon of black pepper

1/4 teaspoon of dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon of dried thyme

1 apple, chopped ( I used a Fuji apple)

1 cup of dried cranberries

1 cup of chopped pecan

fresh parsley to garnish

Instructions:

You will prepare the wild rice according to the directions on the package with a few changes. If it calls for water, use chicken broth in place of water. You will add 2 tablespoons of butter, along with black pepper, oregano and thyme to the chicken broth then add wild rice and cook according to package directions. Mine cooked for around 50 minutes. Remove from stove and drain off extra liquid if needed. Leave rice in strainer. In pan, saute apples in 2 tablespoons of butter until soft. Once done, add rice, cranberries and pecans back to pan and mix together well. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Cranberry Wild Rice The Southern Lady Cooks

You can see from the photos this delicious turkey looks so good with the rice pilaf around it on a platter. Great way to showcase both dishes.The turkey only has to heat up for around 1.5 hours, which is so nice, plus when you order now you can pick your ship date & enjoy FREE SHIPPING! It was in the oven while I prepared my stove top dishes.  Check out this delicious Cranberry Apricot Glaze. This list of delicious Thanksgiving Side Dishes will help you complete your menu.

Cranberry Apple Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf

This easy side dish is perfect for any holiday gathering.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cranberry Wild Rice
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of wild rice using chicken broth to make
  • 4 tablespoons of butter divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1 apple chopped ( I used a Fuji apple)
  • 1 cup of dried cranberries
  • 1 cup of chopped pecan
  • fresh parsley to garnish

Instructions

  • You will prepare the wild rice according to the directions on the package with a few changes. If it calls for water, use chicken broth in place of water. You will add 2 tablespoons of butter, along with black pepper, oregano and thyme to the chicken broth then add wild rice and cook according to package directions. Mine cooked for around 50 minutes
  • Remove from stove and drain extra water if needed. Leave rice in drainer. In pan, saute apples in 2 tablespoons of butter util soft. Once done, add rice, cranberries, pecans back to pan and mix together well. Garnish with parsley and serve.

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