A pan of Orange Cranberry Wild Rice
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Orange Cranberry Wild Rice

Orange Cranberry Wild Rice is a little sweet, tart, and nutty filled with the wonderful flavors of fall. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 115kcal
Author: Jade Jones


  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 Tbsp orange zest optional
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Saute diced onion in olive oil over medium heat for 3-5 minutes until soft and caramelized.
  • Add dried cranberries, chicken broth, orange juice, orange zest, salt, and pepper to pan. Stir to combine.
  • Bring to a boil. Cover pan and lower heat. Simmer for 30-35 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let sit, covered, for 10 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed.


Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 290mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 9.5mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.6mg