Wild Rice and Quinoa with Apple Cranberry and Greens

Yield: 6 large servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
 
Wild Rice and Quinoa with Apple Cranberry and Greens is an excellent gluten free alternative to stuffing. This healthy side dish is packed with flavor and the freshest ingredients!
Wild Rice and Quinoa with Apple, Cranberry and Greens is an excellent gluten free alternative to stuffing.

Ingredients

  • 5 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups uncooked wild rice
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 medium yellow onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped Granny Smith apples
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme minced
  • 5 ounces organicgirl SUPER SPINACH
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • fresh sage leaves for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a large casserole dish; set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan set over medium-high heat, combine the wild rice, vegetable broth and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until the rice is tender, about 25 to 30 minutes. Stir in the quinoa, cover and cook an additional 15 minutes. Remove cover and cook an additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. While the rice is cooking, heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally for 3 minutes. Add the celery and apple and continue stirring until soft, about 3 additional minutes. Add the fresh thyme and stir until combined. Add the greens and stir until wilted, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in the cranberries.
  4. Once the rice is done cooking, stir in the apple, cranberry and greens mixture into the rice.
  5. Gently spoon the rice mixture into the casserole dish. Bake until golden brown, about 25 to 30 minutes. Garnish with fresh sage leaves. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 442, Fat: 7g, Sodium: 894mg, Potassium: 623mg, Carbohydrates: 85g, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 20g, Protein: 13g, Vitamin A: 2850%, Vitamin C: 13.6%, Calcium: 69%, Iron: 3.6%

*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cranberry, wild rice with quinoa
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