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This is a wonderful dish that I adapted from Beachbody for Thanksgiving. If you are doing the 21-Day Fix Challenge or any of the other Beachbody challenges, be sure to follow their recipe for the correct container conversion. This dish was a great healthy substitute for traditional stuffing and dressing. I do not really care for either – too much bread for me. This version we just loved and did not miss having a traditional dressing with our meal! Of course we did not have turkey for our dinner. We had Slow Cooked Roast Beef with Root Vegetables and a Red Wine Sauce and Mashed Potatoes with Parsnips and Green Onions. Maybe if we had turkey the traditional dressing might have been more appropriate. Plus this is a side dish that you can make any time of the year!

A lot of wonderful healthy, fresh ingredients!
Wild Rice Cranberry Dressing with Pine Nuts Ingredients

You can serve it as individual servings! It presents beautifully!
Wild Rice Cranberry Dressing with Pine Nuts Plated top view
Be sure to make a large batch as it warms over nicely. If it seems too dry the next day, just add a bit of water or vegetable broth when reheating. It presents beautifully in a casserole dish to take to a party!
Wild Rice Cranberry Dressing with Pine Nuts serving dish

Add the pine nuts and cilantro just before serving.
Wild Rice Cranberry Dressing with Pine Nuts serving dish 2

Doesn’t it look just yummy!!
Wild Rice Cranberry Dressing with Pine Nuts Plated close up

It is simple to make!
Wild Rice Cranberry Dressing with Pine Nuts on the stove top

And you can make it on the stove top and let it simmer while you prep other dishes!
Wild Rice Cranberry Dressing with Pine Nuts on the stove top 2

It looks wonderful with the other Thanksgiving dishes!
Wild Rice Cranberry Dressing with Pine Nuts Thanksgiving Day

2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 medium Sweet Onion, chopped
3 cups Celery chopped
2 cups Green Apples chopped
4 cups low-sodium organic Vegetable Broth
2 1/2 cups dry Wild Rice, rinsed
1 tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Ground Cumin
½ tsp. Freshly Ground Black Pepper
½ cup dried Cranberries

Topping Ingredients:
½ cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro
½ cup Pine Nuts

Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook for a few minutes. Add the celery and apple – cook for until tender. Add vegetable broth, wild rice, salt, cumin, and pepper. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to medium-low and cook covered for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and add cranberries and let stand a few minutes. When serving top with cilantro and pine nuts.

23 thoughts on “Wild Rice Cranberry Dressing with Pine Nuts

  1. koolaidmoms says:

    That looks amazing! The recipe looks fairly easy toi.

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks! It really is so simple. Plus you can make a large batch for a few days. I do a lot of meal planning and dishes like this make it much easier to eat healthy throughout the week.

  2. Looks so yum yum….will surely try…

    1. Bernice says:

      It is delicious! I hope you enjoy it!

  3. Oh my. YES. This sounds yummy. ❤ ❤ ❤
    After trying your Christmas morning cinnamon toast, I wonder what you'll make this year. Any ideas yet? 😀

    1. Bernice says:

      My husband really enjoys the Christmas Morning Cinnamon toast so there is no deviating! Have a wonderful Christmas!

      1. I’ve already decided on a do-over. What do you think a little jam on the cream cheese might accomplish? Strawberry or apricot? Everything else the same. Then feed everyone lots of brandy with their coffee. How do I fool the kids? 😀 😀 😀
        Have a fantastic Christmas, Bernice, and a healthy, happy and fulfilling New Year. 🙂

      2. Bernice says:

        Wow – that sounds fantastic!! I hope it came out great! I hope you have a wonderful New Years and that 2016 is the best year yet!

      3. Happy New Year to YOU, Bernice.
        I should have used strawberry jam instead of apricot (not much taste). Still, this is a winner brunch. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

      4. Bernice says:

        Happy New Years!! You never know until you try! 🙂

      5. Thank you and indeed. I learned to mess with recipes from the start. My mother was adventurous and taught me to do the same.
        What about fresh blueberries on the cream cheese? Or slice strawberries or jam. My mouth’s beginning to water. 🙂

      6. Bernice says:

        It is fun to experiment – especially when it turns out good!

      7. I’ve been lucky. Haven’t poisoned anyone yet, nor thrown out supper. Tee Hee.

      8. Bernice says:

        It is nice when dinner comes out good!!

      9. Ha ha ha. Yum-yum go-od. 😀

  4. Sheryl says:

    The dressing looks wonderful–not only for the holidays, but for any meal. It would be a nice change from the typical rice side dish that is often served with meat.

    1. Bernice says:

      So true Sheryl – it is a nice change any time of the year. Plus you really could use any type of rice you like. Wild rice is fun to eat! Have a wonderful Christmas and New Years!

  5. 2ndhalfolife says:

    I’m vegan and gluten free. This sounds good. Do you do many recipes keeping these things in mind?

    1. Bernice says:

      I have side dishes that do not include meat but I am not sure if they would be considered vegan. If I run across any food bloggers that are vegan or gluten free as their focus I will let you know.

  6. in567 says:

    Love the vibrant colors in this dish. Looks tantalizing!

    1. Bernice says:

      I love color in my food – makes it more interesting. 🙂

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