Slow-Cooker Wild Rice Medley

Slow-Cooker Wild Rice Medley

Slow cook wild rice with veggies to make this tasty side dish.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

5:20

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12

servings

1 1/2
cups uncooked wild rice
2/3
cup chopped celery
1
tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
2
teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2
medium carrots, chopped (3/4 cup)
3 1/2
cups vegetable broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/3
cup pine nuts
1/2
cup chopped dried cherries
Chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley, if desired
  1. Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, mix all ingredients except pine nuts, cherries and parsley.
  2. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 5 to 6 hours or until wild rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  3. Meanwhile, sprinkle pine nuts in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until nuts begin to brown, then stirring constantly until nuts are light brown. Set aside.
  4. Just before serving, stir cherries and toasted pine nuts into wild rice. Sprinkle with parsley.
Makes 12 servings (1/2 cup)
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Serving Tip
This slow cooker wild rice is a perfect accompaniment to pan-seared pork chops or a simple roast chicken.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 140
    • Total Fat 4g
      • (Saturated Fat 1g,),
    • Sodium 390mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 25g
      • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Protein 4g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      Exchanges:
      • 1 1/2 Starch;
      • 1/2 Fat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 1 1/2;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.