California-Style Wild Rice and Walnut Dressing

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For your next holiday feast impress family and friends with this simple but elegant dish

~Created by the USA Rice Federation Chefs~
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Makes 6 cups: Serves 10-12 servings.


  • ½ cup each: chopped onions and chopped celery
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1½  Tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2  cups cooked brown rice (cooked in chicken broth)
  • 1  cup cooked California Wild Rice
  • ½  cup chopped walnuts
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • ½  teaspoon sage
  • ¼  teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ½  teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½  cup beef or chicken broth
Cooking Instructions:

In a small skillet over medium heat, cook onions, celery and garlic in butter until tender.

Combine with remaining ingredients in a buttered 2½ quart baking dish.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

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Thanksgiving is a time for enjoying the bountiful gifts of the Earth.
For hundreds of years, Wild Rice has been a traditional ingredient of American feasts.  
Try one of these recipes and make Wild Rice part of your family’s Thanksgiving tradition.

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Our Chef's Circle is continually developing new recipes and uses for wild rice especially with you, the professional chef, in mind.