1Heat oven to 350º. Grease square baking dish, 8x8x2 inches. Place wild rice in wire strainer. Run cold water through rice, lifting rice with fingers to clean thoroughly.
2Heat wild rice and water to boiling in 2-quart saucepan, stirring occasionally; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 30 minutes; drain.
3Melt butter in 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook onion and mushrooms in butter, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender. Mix wild rice and onion mixture in baking dish. Mix broth, salt and garlic; pour over rice mixture.
4Cover and bake 1 1/4 hours. Stir in cranberries. Cover and bake 15 to 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.