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Slow-Cooker Wild Rice Medley

Slow-Cooker Wild Rice Medley
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 5 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12
Slow cook wild rice with veggies to make this tasty side dish.
Updated January 30, 2013

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

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