Move over mashed potatoes. This delicious side dish screams Thanksgiving. It’s big on taste but incredibly easy to make. The flavors of sweet and tangy cranberries, fresh rosemary and toasted walnuts with butter, onion, garlic and thyme will make this dish an instant holiday favorite. Because the rice is cooked in chicken broth, it’s the perfect accompaniment for turkey or any type of poultry.
For best results, we suggest using a rice cooker. It easily takes on the task of cooking the combination of wild and brown rice to perfection. And it frees you up to prepare more labor-intensive dishes (not to mention it frees up using an all-important burner on your stovetop). When the rice is done, just stir in the nuts and cranberries and serve along side the turkey. Not only will this wild rice pilaf taste amazing, its deep fall colors will look festive on your Thanksgiving table, too.