California Wild Rice Recipes for Side Dishes

Side Dishes Recipes

Beyond ordinary these side dishes stand front and center on their own. Try one with your Sunday brunch or with a salad for lighter meal.

Apple-Sage Wild Rice Stuffing
Whether your family prefers stuffing or dressing, bring new life to your Thanksgiving table with this delicious apple-sage rice stuffing recipe .

Artichokes Stuffed With Savory Wild Rice
A Yan Can Cook favorite starring two California specialties.

Biscuits with Chive Butter
Wild rice lends itself to everything from appetizers to rice pudding for dessert, adding color, flavor, texture, and nutritional value.

California-Style Wild Rice and Walnut Dressing
For your next holiday feast impress family and friends with this simple but elegant dish

Dried Fruit Pilaf
Dried fruit and wild rice have always been favored during the holidays, you can make this dish anytime you want to add a bit of sweetness to your meal!

Fried California Wild Rice And White Rice Chinese Style
Traditional white rice will never be the same once you try it with California wild rice. This pairing is sure to keep your taste buds wanting more.

Pumpkin Gratin with Wild Rice
This hearty pumpkin gratin is a typical dish served in the cold regions of Provence. It’s a delicious compliment to lamb.

Sausage and Wild Rice Stuffing
This stuffing can be made a day ahead and stuffed into a bird or warmed in a casserole dish.

Smoky California Wild Rice Cornbread
“It (California Wild Rice) can add flavor, texture and color in a variety of ways.

Spiced Wild Rice Pilaf with Butternut Squash
Sun-Maid has provided a fall recipe that can be enjoyed with family at home or brought to any upcoming holiday events.

Squash stuffed with Wild and Brown Rice
Acorn squash, stuffed with Brown & California Wild Rice, is a perfect meatless dish as well as a beautiful presentation.

Stuffing with Wild and Brown Rice
Like many Thanksgiving dishes, this pilaf combines sweet and savory foods.

Wild Rice Athena
This mouthwatering Mediterranean-inspired recipe makes a delectable side dish or light, meatless main dish.

Wild Rice Azteca
Wild rice adds chewy texture, nutty flavor and striking color to traditional Mexican rice. Turn up the heat by adding more chipotle chilies if desired.

Wild Rice Bangkok
Like Bangkok itself, this recipe is destined to become a historical treasure. Wild rice adds a healthy and flavorful twist to a traditional Thai favorite.

Wild Rice Broccoli Pilaf
This colorful, crunchy side dish will complement any meat or poultry entree! Or, top this with grated cheese to make wild rice broccoli au gratin.

Wild Rice Cakes
California wild rice is a versatile grain with a nutty flavor that works well in soups, salads, risotto, rice cakes & veggie burgers.

Wild Rice Starter
This starter recipe of wild and jasmine rice stands on its own as a savory side dish. 

Zucchini Pancakes
Wild rice is such a versatile whole grain that it can even be used in pancakes!

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Wishing You & Yours a
Merry Christmas
from The California
Wild Rice Advisory Board.

Duck with Wild Rice Pilaf  
Cornish Hens with California Wild Rice Stuffing
Pork Loin with California Wild Rice
Pork & Wild Rice Chili - for football parties

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