The nutty flavor of wild rice makes a great combo with dried apricots, pine nuts, and traditional ingredients. I combined some recipes and the result was eagerly consumed. When I made this I fully cooked the rice. This is a forgiving and flexible recipe. There are so many different things to add or substitute: walnuts, almonds, orange zest, dried cranberries, mushrooms, more bread, whatever you prefer.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring 8 cups chicken broth and wild rice to a boil in a saucepan; reduce heat and simmer until rice is partially tender, about 30 minutes.

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  • Mix partially-cooked wild rice with chicken broth, cranberry-walnut bread, 1 cup chicken broth, celery, water chestnuts, pecans, pine nuts, onion, apple, apricots, and garlic together in a slow cooker.

  • Cook on Low until wild rice has softened and split, at least 40 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

239 calories; protein 7.5g; carbohydrates 38.1g; fat 7.5g; cholesterol 5.8mg; sodium 82.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2012
Tried this and everyone liked it will try it again and again Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/23/2012
I really really wanted to like this rice more and I think I'll try it again with a few changes. I made Cranberry Walnut Bread from this site so I could make this rice and I let the slices dry out as much as they could. But when I added the bread the rice became gummy. I used mushrooms rather than water chestnuts and I omitted the pine nuts (until the price comes down) but otherwise followed the recipe. I'll make this again because I do like the other ingredients with the rice. Read More
(3)
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2012
Tried this and everyone liked it will try it again and again Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
10/23/2012
I really really wanted to like this rice more and I think I'll try it again with a few changes. I made Cranberry Walnut Bread from this site so I could make this rice and I let the slices dry out as much as they could. But when I added the bread the rice became gummy. I used mushrooms rather than water chestnuts and I omitted the pine nuts (until the price comes down) but otherwise followed the recipe. I'll make this again because I do like the other ingredients with the rice. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
07/11/2013
This was good but the next time I make this I will definitely cut this in half. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2015
This was a very good stuffing recipe for Minnesota wild rice. I served it alongside pork chops for dinner. You can add or delete items according to your taste and creativity. The recipe looked huge so I halved it and it was just right. I think next time I will add some butter and maybe some sage for added flavor but it's a keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2021
I loved this recipe. It’s smart doing it in a slow cooker so it doesn’t dry out. I used celery, onion, mushrooms and pecans instead of cranberries.... it was so good! We will make it again. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
12/07/2016
I didn't like this at all. The only changes I made were no pine nuts and I used plain gluten-free bread with a handful of craisins and walnuts instead of cranberry-walnut bread. The texture was strange and the flavor of the wild rice completely over shadowed all the other ingredients. There are enough good dressing recipes that I won't try this one again. Read More
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