Wild Rice with Pecans and Cherries


Save room in your oven for the entree. This pecan-studded wild rice recipe with dried cherries comes together in your slow cooker.

Wild Rice Pecans Cherries
Photo: Karla Conrad
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs 30 mins


  • 3 14 ounce cans chicken broth

  • 2 ½ cup wild rice, rinsed and drained

  • 1 cup coarsely shredded carrot

  • 1 4.5 ounce jar (drained weight) sliced mushrooms, drained

  • 2 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted

  • 2 teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • cup dried tart cherries

  • cup chopped green onions

  • ½ cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted

  • Chopped green onions (optional)


  1. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine broth, uncooked wild rice, carrot, mushrooms, melted butter, marjoram, salt, and pepper.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours.

  3. Turn off cooker. Stir in dried cherries, the 2/3 cup green onions, and the pecans. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Serve with a slotted spoon. If desired, garnish with additional green onions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

169 Calories
5g Fat
27g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 169
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 423mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Protein 5g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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