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17+ Awesome Wild Rice Recipes

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You are either wild rice lover or hater, there’s little in-between. I grew up in Northern Minnesota, so obviously it is one of my favorites. That and venison and pasties and hot dish. You can take a girl from the Iron Range, but that iron ore sticks on you forever, don’t cha know.

Wild rice dishes for the rest of the year!

17+ Awesome Wild Rice Recipes

Even if you’ve never tried Wild Rice, you are going to want to check these wild rice recipes out anyway. Wild rice is actually more of a grain than a traditional rice. It’s hearty and slightly nutty and keeps its “bite” much better than white rice. It has a pretty strong flavor, so I prefer it mixed in with other things – but there’s no substitute. Try and get wild grown rice from Minnesota, if you can. I am partial, but it actually is the best.

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Minnesota Wild Rice Hotdish Soup

Please eat this, and very very soon. My new favorite fall soup recipe – this one is legit!

Homemade Minnesota Wild Rice Hotdish Soup


Easy Instant Pot Wild Rice

The best (and easiest) wild rice you’ll ever make. Highly recommend.

Instant Pot Wild Rice

Wild Rice Stuffed Zucchini Boats

This easy dinner is filled with wild rice, orzo, and a flavorful ground beef mix. Great way to use up those last fall zucchinis!

Flavorful and unique stuffed zucchini dinner filled with orzo, wild rice, and beef.

Wild Rice and Mushroom Stuffing

I love this twist on a traditional stuffing recipe. The wild rice adds additional flavor, and great texture variety in a stuffing.

Wild Rice Mushroom Stuffing

Creamy Chicken, Mushroom, & Wild Rice Soup

One of my fall favorites! This wild rice soup is full of mushrooms, carrots, sage, and a rich, flavorful broth.

NEW Creamy ChickenCreamy Chicken Mushroom Wild Rice Soup Mushroom Wild Rice Soup

Sausage & Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash


Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup


Wild Rice Pilaf with Cranberries and Apple 


Zucchini & Wild Rice Gratin


Cranberry Apple Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf


Wild Rice Bowl with Ramps, Asparagus, and Snap Peas


Bison Porcupine Balls with Wild Mushroom Gravy


Chicken Wild Rice Casserole


Broccoli Chicken Wild Rice Bake


Wild Rice Dressing


Sausage Wild Rice Stuffing


Haddock Topped With Crab and Wild Rice


Minnesota Wild Rice Burger


Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole


Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Creamy Chicken Wild Rice Casserole from

Homemade Cream of Chanterelle
Cream of Chanterelle Soup
Cheesy Vegetable Soup
Cheesy Vegetable Soup

allie @ Through Her Looking Glass

Thursday 12th of November 2015

Dear Nicole, I"m drooling over here, particularly over the Wild Rice Pilaf with Cranberries and Apple .....oh yes sister!!! Bring it on. And I had no idea wild rice is a Minnesota thing! Happy Thanksgiving! (almost)

Jan P.

Tuesday 10th of November 2015

Hey, I'm from up der too ya know. Born in Grand Rapids, grew up in Hibbing and now live "down in the Cities". Ha!! Love your wild rice recipes and hope to give them a try soon. When I was growing up our neighbors had a wild rice processing plant, so we always had bags of wild rice. Thanks for a great blog!!

Nicole Johnson

Tuesday 10th of November 2015

That's awesome! Just sent you an email, Jan. I'm from Grand Rapids too! <3

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean

Tuesday 10th of November 2015

i didn't fall in love with wild rice until a few years ago but now i love it! thanks so much for including my stuffing!

Nicole Johnson

Tuesday 10th of November 2015

My pleasure, Lindsay! It looks like a fantastic recipe. I'm definitely going to try it!

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