It is easy to run out of cooking space with so many other dishes making an appearance at our Thanksgiving meal. This simple crock pot dish is easy to prepare and can be set to the side to cook on its own making it a great addition to any Turkey Day table.
This wild rice dish is full of different flavors and textures with the combination of nutty rice, sweet cranberries and tender mushrooms. The bright colors from the cranberries and green onions give it a festive look perfect for the holidays.
While this wild rice pilaf is a great addition as a Thanksgiving side dish, it is also easy and fast enough for a midweek dinner anytime of the year. It can be made to serve on its own for a light meal or a side dish to roasted chicken, turkey or pork.
- 3- 14 ounce. cans chicken broth
- 2½ cups wild rice
- 1 cup chopped carrots (2 medium)
- 1- 4.5 ounce jar sliced mushrooms, drained
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ⅔ cup dried cranberries
- ⅔ cup sliced green onion
- In a slow cooker stir together the chicken broth, uncooked wild rice, carrots, mushrooms, melted butter, thyme, salt and pepper.
- Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours. Turn off cooker. Stir in dried cranberries and green onion. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes.