Slow-Cooker Wild Rice Medley

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

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12

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.

Expert Tips

This slow cooker wild rice is a perfect accompaniment to pan-seared pork chops or a simple roast chicken.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Sodium
390mg
390%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.