Wild Rice with Cranberries & Slivered Almonds

Wild Rice with Cranberries & Slivered Almonds

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

65 minutes

Serves

8 people

Wild Rice with Cranberries & Almonds makes a great holiday side dish.

AHC Tips:

MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: Confirm all otheringredients are made gluten-free, including the chicken broth, and this recipe can be made gluten-free.

Diabetes Friendly:

Wild rice takes longer to cook than other rice but it has a lower glycemic index of 45 compared to white rice with a glycemic index of 70. This rice is a great holiday side dish too and is crowd-appropriate.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small red or white onion, diced
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup fat-free, reduced sodium chicken broth -or-beef broth
  • 2 (4-ounce) boxes wild rice
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted or plain
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries or 1/2 cup of fresh cranberries

Preparation

  • 1 Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • 2 Add the onion and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • 3 Add the water and chicken broth to the pan and bring to a boil.
  • 4 Add the rice; cover and cook according to package directions; usually about 50-60 minutes.
  • 5 Remove the lid and add in the toasted almonds and cranberries; use a fork to mix together.

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