Wild Rice Dressing

Wild Rice Dressing
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Bake Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins


  • 2 ¼ cup water

  • 1 14.5 ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 cup wild rice

  • 1 cup long grain white rice

  • ¾ cup dried cherries

  • 2 tablespoon port or cranberry juice

  • ¼ cup butter

  • ¾ cup chopped celery (1 1/2 stalks)

  • ¾ cup chopped leeks (2 medium)

  • ½ cup chopped carrot (1 medium)

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh sage

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ½ cup sliced almonds, toasted


  1. In a large saucepan combine the water and broth. Bring to boiling. Stir in uncooked wild rice. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 25 minutes. Stir in uncooked white rice. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 20 minutes more or until tender. Drain off any excess liquid. Cool to room temperature.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine dried cherries and port. Let stand, covered, for 20 minutes.

  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Add celery, leeks, and carrot; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in parsley, thyme, sage, salt, and pepper; cook and stir for 1 minute more.

  4. In a large bowl combine cooked rice, cherry mixture, vegetable mixture, and almonds. Spoon into a lightly greased 2-quart casserole or baking dish; cover with foil. Bake, covered, for 35 to 40 minutes or until heated through, stirring once or twice.

To Make Ahead:

Prepare as directed, except do not bake. Chill for up to 24 hours. Preheat oven to 350°F. If desired, drizzle dressing with 1/4 cup additional reduced-sodium chicken broth to moisten. Bake, covered, for 45 to 50 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

212 Calories
7g Fat
33g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 212
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 220mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 3.5mg 18%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 230mg 5%
Folate, total 60.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*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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