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Wild Rice with Dried Fruit and Nuts

This wild rice side dish goes well with roasted chicken, turkey, or braised pork shoulder.

  • Servings: 6
Wild Rice with Dried Fruit and Nuts

Source: Everyday Food, December 2010


  • 4 scallions
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 1/4 cup wild rice or wild rice blend (any seasoning packet discarded)
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries or cranberries
  • 1/2 cup pecans, toasted and chopped


  1. Thinly slice scallions, separating white and green parts. In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high. Add scallion whites and cook, stirring often, until soft, 3 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Add wild rice and cook according to package instructions.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine vinegar, dried cherries, and 2 tablespoons water. Bring to a boil over medium-high. Reduce to a simmer and cook until vinegar is almost absorbed, 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and add rice mixture, scallion greens, and chopped pecans. Stir well to combine and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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