Wild Rice & Mushroom Pilaf With Cranberries

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Recipe: #25266

November 25, 2016

"Realsimpledotcom continues to provide me w/intriguing recipes. I esp like this one since it's a good yr-rd side-dish option (esp to accompany chicken), but is also well-suited for the holiday season w/it's use of cranberries. It could also easily be made into wild rice stuffing for those who favor that genre of holiday dressing. ENJOY!"

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (147.9 g)
  • Calories 209
  • Total Fat - 5.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 157.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 33.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4 g
  • Sugars - 3.6 g
  • Protein - 7.2 g
  • Calcium - 26.4 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cook the rice blend according to package directions. Fold in the cranberries, cover & let stand for 10 min.

Step 2

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a lrg skillet over med-high heat. Add the onion & cook, stirring frequently until tender (5-7 min). Add the mushrooms, 1/2 tsp salt & 1/4 tsp pepper. Cook until tender, tossing frequently (6-8 min more).

Step 3

Add the wine & simmer until evaporated (about 1 min). Stir in the parsley & tarragon.

Step 4

Add the mushroom mixture to the rice & toss to combine.


  • No special items are required.

3 Reviews


Curious if you buy your wild rice or get it delivered to you.


review by:
(9 Apr 2023)

Peggy Bright

A little while back I bought a lot of wild rice and have been looking for ways to use it. This was a perfect choice, and especially nice to add some dried cranberries. My wild rice took 50 minutes to cook. I made half of a recipe because there were just two of us. There are plenty of delicious leftovers for tomorrow.


review by:
(21 Oct 2018)

Daily Inspiration

Delicious! A perfect accompaniment to our New Year's Eve brisket. We really loved the flavor which was enhanced by the mushrooms and tarragon and the cranberries, of course. Will definitely keep this recipe handy. This would make a great Company side dish.


(31 Dec 2016)

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