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Cranberry pecan wild and brown rice makes a nice gluten free alternative to holiday stuffing.
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5 from 2 votes

Cranberry Pecan Wild Rice

Cranberry Pecan Wild Rice is a blend of brown rice, wild rice, crunchy pecans and dried cranberries. It's a festive gluten free alternative to stuffing or a nice side dish to game or poultry.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 224kcal
Author: Cynthia


  • 1/4 cup wild rice
  • 3/4 cup brown rice
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup pecans toasted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries


  • Saute shallots in butter over medium heat for a minute or two. Add wild and brown rice, and saute another couple of minutes.
  • Add garlic, continue cooking another minute.
  • Add broth, bring to boil. Cover and reduce heat to low.
  • Cook about 35 minutes or until nearly all broth has been absorbed.
  • Add cranberries and pecans, and finish cooking another 5 minutes or so or until rice is fluffy. Turn off heat and cover.


This recipe can be made the night before and reheated.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 358mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 124IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg