Quick Side Dish! Wild Rice with Cranberries & Walnuts
Our Wild Rice with Cranberries & Walnuts, made with a box of Uncle Ben's, to make a dish that will definitely have you coming back for a second helping!
Okay, Thanksgiving is close. Like, holy crap! “Thanksgiving is tomorrow” kind of close. So if you are still trying to find one last dish to fill out your Thanksgiving feast, then we have a incredibly simple recipe made with a few ingredients and a box of Uncle Ben’s that might be perfect for you. Here is our Wild Rice with Cranberries and Walnuts.
When I say simple, I really mean it this time. You don’t even have to do all the work of coming up with a great deal of flavoring for the rice. By using a store-bought box of wild rice, you just cook it with the packet of seasoning to add great flavor. Throw some dried cranberries with the water to rehydrate them and the dish becomes more than just boxed rice though.
Besides adding nice bursts of tart sweetness, the cranberries also just look really pretty mixed in with the rice and seasoning. Just look at that!
Once the rice is fully cooked, you can garnish it with some beautiful toasted walnuts, a couple of fresh sprigs of thyme and a lemon.
[TIP] Always toast your nuts to bring out the flavor unless you’re baking them in the dish you’re making.
Easy to make, quick to prep, full of readily available ingredients, Wild Rice with Cranberries and Walnuts really is the perfect last minute side dish for this holiday season. Good thing it’s pretty tasty too.