Wild rice helps create the warmest of homes deep in the winter months. You won’t regret any of these dishes. Enjoy these 21 wonderful wild rice recipes…
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1. Cajun Wild Rice
I’m always at a loss for what to make as a side dish. I mean, I know I can always go to my old stand-by and put some rice in a rice cooker with some chicken bullion but sometimes that just doesn’t cut it. Then I go to my jazzed-up rice list that includes but is not limited to Bacon Spanish Rice (yummy!) and this Cajun Wild Rice (yummy yummy!)
2. Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice
Chicken and Wild Rice in a creamy Parmesan sauce – easy and delicious! I love chicken and wild rice casserole, and this recipe is just like a casserole but everything is cooked on a stove top!
3. Chicken & Wild Rice Bake
I first started making this dish for my parents and siblings when I was in high school. As the eldest girl, I claimed free reign over the kitchen. Over the years I transitioned the recipe from using Cornish hens and boxed rice mix to easier-to-wield chicken pieces and a homemade blend of rice and seasonings.
4. Zucchini & Wild Rice Gratin
What do you do when two huge zucchini babies are presented to you? Bob’s mom gave us some zucchini, along with other produce from their garden, and I was very excited about it. Not because I have a particular love for squash or anything, but because I had been perusing a Food52 cookbook of basic, yet satisfying classic recipes recently. I came across a zucchini gratin that promised to make zucchini creamy, almost like a scalloped potato.
5. Broccoli, Chicken, & Cheese Wild Rice Casserole
This Broccoli, Chicken and Cheese Wild Rice Casserole is a healthy and delicious dinner that can be made ahead of time, perfect for busy nights! Whole grain, lightened up with Greek yogurt and plenty of cheese so kids will love it too!
6. Curried Chicken & Wild Rice Soup
Hey, I’ll even make a warm and comforting curried chicken and wild rice soup to celebrate. 😉
7. Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole
This is the casserole I grew up on. I loved it as a child and I still love it today. Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole will forever be on our meal rotation.
8. Thai Slower Cooker Chicken Wild Rice Soup
This Thai Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup is a twist on a classic comfort recipe. A bit spicy, savory and sweet, and completely comforting!
9. Caramelized Sweet Potato & Kale Fried Wild Rice
Caramelized Sweet Potato and Kale Fried Wild Rice is a flavor-packed gluten-free side dish that is anything but forgettable!
10. Cabbage Rolls with Hamburger & Wild Rice
Besides the obvious turkey dinner, there is one recipe during the holidays that is never missed in our family, Cabbage Rolls with Hamburger Filling. I take my cabbage rolls seriously and have become accustomed to the boost of flavor sour cabbage brings to these rolls, add on wild rice for another depth of flavor, smothered in tomato sauce for a delicious complement to any holiday dinner.
11. Minnesota Wild Rice Hotdish
The smell of it baking in the oven brings back alot of memories! Mushrooms would be a great addition to this recipe as the original suggests. We love how it turned out and served it with some bread! Yum!
12. Healthy, Hearty, Nutritious Wild Rice
Here is some healthy, hearty, nutritious and elegant Wild Rice with (Black) Garbanzo Beans. This is such an easy and versatile dish. Meatless Mondays just got tastier. Read on to find out the recipe.
13. Chicken Pot Pie Wild Rice Skillet
Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Wild Rice – tastes just like the traditional chicken pot pie but without the crust. Made on the stove top, in one skillet. Super easy, no need to fuss with the pie crust. It’s gluten-free, and it tastes just like the pot pie but without the gluten. Sure winner for the holidays!
14. Chicken Wild Rice Casserole
The name “wild rice” is kind of misleading. It’s not really rice at all. It’s from a completely different plant, and it has a completely different taste and texture. Chewy on the outside, tender on the inside, with a kind of earthy flavor that you definitely won’t get from plain old white rice.
15. Simple Stovetop Brown & Wild Rice Pilaf
With only four ingredients, this Simple Stovetop Brown and Wild Rice Pilaf is a perfect addition to any meal and full of flavor too!
16. Wonderful Rice Pilaf Salad
Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries and Nuts is the perfect fall and holiday salad, it’s healthy and bursting with colorful fruits and nuts in every bite. Use it as a side dish, or a healthy grab and go lunch.
17. Chicken & Wild Rice Soup
A warm and cozy chicken wild rice soup made right in the slow cooker. This soup is loaded with carrots, celery, boneless chicken and of course, wild rice! It’s the perfect slow cooker meal for a chilly winter night! The best part is, you’ve probably got most of these ingredients at home already!
18. Herbed Wild Rice with Mushrooms
Make weeknight dinners exciting again with this quick, easy, healthy, and incredibly flavorful side dish! You’ll never make wild rice from a box again!
19. Creamy Parmesan Chicken & Wild Rice Recipes
This Chicken and Wild Rice skillet is pure comfort food. And, so easy to make. The only time-consuming part of this recipe is that you have to precook wild rice. As you know, wild rice cooks a long time, about 45 minutes, so plan accordingly. After the wild rice is cooked, the recipe is done very quickly.
20. Cranberry, Walnut, & Sweet Potato Wild Rice Pilaf
This gorgeous wild rice pilaf is completely deserving of a place on your Thanksgiving table!
21. Wild Rice and Mushroom Pilaf
Wild Rice and Mushroom Pilaf – An easy and delicious make-ahead side dish. Loaded with a variety of mushrooms, this pilaf is deliciously filling with a nutty flavor from the wild rice blend.