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A beautiful side dish.  Also a great replacement for traditional Thanksgiving stuffing!

Cashew Wild Rice

4.0/5 rating (1 votes)
  • Ready in: 1 hour, 20 minutes
  • Serves: 12
  • Complexity: easy
Cashew Wild Rice


  • 5.5 cups vegetable broth (or chicken broth), divided
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 6 T butter, divided
  • 1 c dried wild rice
  • 1 c uncooked brown rice
  • 1 c halved cashews
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/4 t pepper
  • 1 t thyme


  1. In a small saucepan, bring 1/2 cup of broth to a boil. 
  2. Remove from the heat and add cranberries; set aside. 
  3. In a large saucepan, bring 3 cups of broth to a boil; add 2 Tablespoons of butter. 
  4. Add wild rice, cover and let simmer for 55, 60 minutes or until the rice is tender (drain if needed).
  5. In a different saucepan, combine remaining broth, 2 Tablespoons of butter, and brown rice. 
  6. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and let simmer for 35‚ 40 minutes or until rice is tender (drain if needed).
  7. In a skillet, sauté the cashews in remaining butter until browned. 
  8. In a large serving bowl, combine the wild rice, brown rice, cranberries and broth, cashews, salt, pepper, and thyme.

Additional Tips
This has become a family and potluck favorite!

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