Thanksgiving Holiday Recipes: Wild Rice and Cranberry Salad

Laura Editor
  • Cranberries are a Thanksgiving classic, but traditional cranberry sauce can be full of sugar and high in calories. Try this tasty recipe for a new way to incorporate cranberries into your Thanksgiving dinner. 

    Wild Rice and Cranberry Salad

    This recipe serves 8



    1 cup of uncooked wild rice

    1 bag of fresh cranberries

    1/4 cup of orange juice

    1 tablespoon lemon juice

    1/4 cup of sugar

    1/2 cup chopped walnuts


    Cooking Instructions:

    1. Cook the wild rice according to directions. When cooked, run under cold water.


    2. While the rice is cooking, boil the orange juice, lemon juice and sugar in a saucepan. Let the mixture boil for 1 minute, turn to a simmer and add the cranberries. Stir while cooking. When the cranberries start to pop, remove from the heat.

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    3. When the rice is cooked, mix with the cranberry mixture and put in the refrigerator. Garnsih with walnuts when ready to serve.


    Nutrition Information:

    Per serving (8 servings total)

    Calories - 150

    Carbohydrate - 26g

    Fat - 4g

    Fiber - 3g

    Protein - 4g

    Saturated Fat - 0g

    Sodium - 5 mg


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Published On: November 12, 2008