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Healthy Wild Rice Recipes

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Smoky Buffalo Burger

Here we flavor sweet, beefy buffalo (bison) with smoked cheese and smoky barbecue sauce. Instead of being melted on top, cheese is used here to season the meat—adding moisture and smoky flavor inside the burger. Wild rice bulks up the serving size (and adds vitamins and minerals), while keeping it lean. Plus the flavor and chewy texture are a wonderful complement to the meat. If you can't find buffalo in your store, substitute 90%-lean ground beef.

» Smoky Buffalo Burger

Cream of Turkey & Wild Rice Soup

This is a healthier twist on a classic creamy turkey and wild rice soup that hails from Minnesota. Serve with a crisp romaine salad and whole-grain bread.

» Cream of Turkey & Wild Rice Soup

Mushroom & Wild Rice Frittata

Packed with a flavorful medley of chewy wild rice and three kinds of mushrooms, this satisfying frittata is perfect for Sunday brunch. Don’t worry if you can only find one kind of mushroom—the richly aromatic top of baked Parmesan and crisp prosciutto will make up for it.

» Mushroom & Wild Rice Frittata

Chicken, Mushroom & Wild Rice Casserole

In Minnesota, chicken, mushrooms and wild rice are often bound together in a casserole with cream of mushroom soup. We forgo the sodium-rich canned soup and make a light, creamy sauce that gets depth of flavor from dry sherry and Parmesan cheese. If you already have cooked chicken, use 4 cups and skip Step 2.

» Chicken, Mushroom & Wild Rice Casserole

Cherry, Wild Rice & Quinoa Salad

This whole-grain wild rice and quinoa salad recipe is perfect for toting to summer potlucks. It features sweet cherries, crunchy celery, nutty aged goat cheese and toasted pecans. If you can find red quinoa, it’s particularly pretty.

» Cherry, Wild Rice & Quinoa Salad

Wild Rice Pilaf with Sweet Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts

Wild rice is intensely aromatic so it’s a great match for the bold flavors of saffron and Madeira in this wild rice pilaf recipe. Roasted sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts studded on top give it a festive look and help make it filling enough for a vegetarian main dish.

» Wild Rice Pilaf with Sweet Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts

Wild Rice Stuffing with Apple & Sausage

This amazing wild-rice stuffing recipe is bursting with rustic fall flavors, including rye bread, sausage, apples, dried cherries, pecans and fresh herbs.

» Wild Rice Stuffing with Apple & Sausage


Add more whole grains to your diet with our healthy wild rice recipes.

Whether served as a side dish or as part of a main-course meal, wild rice is a flavorful, versatile ingredient that complements many meals. We love using wild rice in stuffing recipes, casserole recipes and salad recipes for its toothsome texture and flavor. Try our Barley & Wild Rice Pilaf with Pomegranate Seeds for a beautiful side dish or Cream of Turkey & Wild Rice Soup for a hearty soup recipe.

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Healthy Wild Rice Recipes

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This is a healthier twist on a classic creamy turkey and...
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Healthy Wild Rice Stuffing Recipes

A departure from classic bread-based stuffing, this recipe...
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