There’s no denying the festive look of this easy fiesta wild rice, but it also boasts a nutritious profile, and fresh Latin-inspired flavors.
This fiesta wild rice is perfect for the holidays (think Christmas and even New Year’s), but is also a vibrant dish to enjoy any day thanks to the wholesome ingredients. It was created by Manuel Villacorta, an award-winning registered dietitian. He uses a simple blend of ingredients to layer mild sweet and savory notes on a nutty backdrop.
This fiesta wild rice recipe with photo was shared with us by canolainfo.org.
Special Diet Notes: Fiesta Wild Rice
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, optionally vegan / plant-based, and optionally vegetarian.
For nut-free fiesta wild rice, simply omit the walnuts or use safe, toasted sunflower seeds.
- 8 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
- 2 cups wild rice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons non-GMO canola oil
- 1 medium white onion, chopped
- 1 cup diced red bell pepper
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- ½ cup golden raisins
- ¼ cup finely diced parsley
- Bring the broth to a boil in a large saucepan. Stir in the wild rice and salt. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 40 to 45 minutes, or just until the rice kernels puff open.
- Uncover the rice and fluff with a fork. Simmer an additional 5 minutes then drain the excess liquid.
- Place the cooked rice in large serving bowl and set aside to cool.
- Heat the canola oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the onion and saute for 1 to 2 minutes or until translucent.
- Add the peppers, walnuts and raisins. Cook until lightly browned and fragrant. Add the sauteed mixture and parsley to wild rice. Stir to combine and serve warm.