This was amazing!! I didn't have any wild rice, but did have a bag of Trader Joe's microwaveable frozen brown rice, and I didn't have any sharp cheddar so used a lite Mexican shredded cheese instead (again TJ's). The sausage I used was a mild Italian flavor. The main surprise was that none of these 3 ingredients was dominant in the flavor...it just tasted like the best pancakes we have ever eaten. We will definitely make this again! Eating Well is just the best resource ever.