Apple Cranberry Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf

With so many Fall flavors this Apple Pecan Cranberry Wild Rice Pilaf is a wonderful Rice Bowl with so many flavors and textures.  It’s wonderful.



Ready In:

25 Minutes

Good For:

Lunch, Dinner, Side Dish

About this Recipe

All the flavors of Fall in one dish.  Apple Pecan Cranberry Wild Rice Pilaf can be eaten as a side dish or my favorite as a Lunch Rice Bowl.  With so many textures and flavors this Wild Rice Pilaf is amazing.  We also love to serve this as a side dish with a Rotisserie Chicken as the flavors balance nicely.  Regardless of how you eat Wild Rice Pilaf, you will love all the flavors.

We make this recipe in both the Instant Pot and on the stove top.  It will take a little more time on the stove top, but is just as easily made.  However, the Instant Pot steps are super simple and easy to throw together.

We first found this recipe when looking for an alternative to potatoes at Thanksgiving Dinner.  I know, shock right?  Who doesn’t like potatoes for Thanksgiving?  Well, we just needed an alternative for some guests.  This recipe fit nicely and complimented our table of beautiful food nicely.

I love the texture of the added diced apple pieces with the pecans and craisins, it just adds to the wild rice texture making this a perfect Wild Rice Pilaf Bowl for lunch or Dinner.

What do you serve Wild Rice Pilaf with?

Great question!  We love to eat this recipe by it self as a Rice Bowl, but we also serve this with a Rotisserie Chicken and some fresh veggies.

How Long does it take to make Wild Rice Pilaf?

This recipe is quick made in the Instant Pot and can be made in under 30 minutes.  The stove top recipe takes a little longer as it just takes time to cook Wild Rice.

Can I leave out ingredients?

You sure can!  We love to adapt recipes to our tastes.  You can adjust or remove all ingredients.  However, the liquid amounts must stay the same.  You can however use all water or broth or all apple juice.

How many servings will Wild Rice Pilaf make?

This recipe will make 4-6 servings as a side dish or 1-2 servings as a rice bowl.

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Quick Tips

Wild Rice needs to be rinsed and drained to remove the extra starch.  Make sure to rinse with cool water and drain well before adding to recipe.

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