Wild Rice & Cranberries


1 cup Wild rice (broken or long-grain – soak the long-grain overnight)

½ cup dried cranberries

½ onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 – 4 Tablespoons of butter (more as needed)

½ tsp Mouth-watering Mushroom spice

1/8 tsp nutmeg

¼ tsp all-spice



  • Rinse the wild rice in a strainer, then cook in saucepan using 4:1 ratio water to rice. (45 minutes or so)
  • Place cranberries in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes, then drain water
  • Meanwhile, sautée chopped onion in 2 T butter over medium heat in a medium frying pan
  • Add minced garlic to onion for about 30 seconds, then remove the mixture from heat – place contents in separate dish
  • Once rice is cooked, drain water.
  • Add 2 more tablespoons of butter to frying pan, add cooked wild rice and move it around until coated in butter
  • Add spices as well as onion & garic mix and cranberries
  • Stir until heated and place into a side dish.


This is a healthy, protein-rich side dish sure to enhance any meal.