11 Meals To Eat With Wild Rice

Although wild rice isn’t technically a grain, it’s a great alternative to traditional white or brown rice. It has a unique nutty flavor and a hearty texture that may not be a favorite for everyone, but it’s definitely worth a try because of its high nutritional value. Of course, you need something to pair it with, so here are eleven recipes you can make to enjoy with wild rice.

1. Walnut-Crusted Cod

A cod fillet coated in ground walnuts and topped with a lemon slice.
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If you want a light meal for dinner, then this Walnut-Crusted Cod is something you’ll love. The nutty flavor of wild rice makes a wonderful contrast to the lightly-flavored cod and crunchy walnut coating.

2. Lemon Salmon

A plate with a lemon salmon fillet.
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This is a light, fresh lemon salmon. It’s fast, it’s easy, and it’s delicious, and it goes great with wild rice.

3. Air Fryer Chicken Breast

Two chicken breasts in an air fryer basket.
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This air fryer chicken breast recipe is stuffed full of delicious yumminess. Wild rice is a perfect side dish for this.

4. Pumpkin Seed Crusted Salmon

A salmon filet crusted with pumpkin seeds. A bit is taken from the filet.
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This pumpkin seed crusted salmon is unique, delicious, and easy to make for dinner tonight. Serve this with wild rice and some steamed vegetables.

5. Garlic Mushroom Double Cream Brie Cheese

A small bowl with a serving of garlic mushroom brie.
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This garlic mushroom double cream brie cheese is pure, delicious extravagance. But it’s also an extravagance you don’t want to skip.

6. Stuffed Acorn Squash

A half of an acorn squash stuffed with vegetables and cranberries.
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This stuffed acorn squash is a delicious, hearty side dish for just about any main course. You can serve wild rice on the side or even mix it in with the stuffing for the squash.

7. Maple Glazed Carrots

A platter of five individual maple glazed carrots.
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These maple-glazed carrots are perfect for your dinner table and even more perfect with wild rice. Add some pork or chicken, and dinner is served.

8. Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts

A sheet pan holding maple roasted brussels sprouts and pomegranate arils.
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These maple-roasted Brussels sprouts are the absolute BEST Brussels sprouts ever. Wild rice and either some pork, fish, or chicken would go well with this.

9. Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Breast

Two BBQ chicken breasts on a white plate, topped with sliced green onions.
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You need this Instant Pot BBQ chicken breast recipe because… who doesn’t need another delicious way to make chicken?

10. Garlic Lime Shrimp

A closeup of garlic lime shrimp on a white surface with a sued lime half sitting to the side.
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Give these garlic lime shrimp a try for dinner tonight with wild rice and some vegetables. Add a side salad to round out the meal.

11. Teriyaki Salmon

A closeup of a teriyaki salmon fillet. A fork lifts a bit of it up.
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This teriyaki salmon is super quick and easy to make, especially on the grill. Add some wild rice and stir-fried veggies to complete your meal.

Sick Of The Same Ol’ Chicken For Dinner? Here Are 101 New Ways To Make It!

A dutch oven with a cooked whole chicken topped with rosemary twigs.
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Having chicken for dinner… again? Here are 101 new ways to level up your dinner game tonight.

Healthy Ground Turkey Dinner Ideas That Actually Taste Good

A skillet filled with ground turkey, chopped tomatoes, chopped avocado and garnished with fresh parsley.
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Lean ground turkey is a great replacement for ground beef if you are working on your health. Here, we give you 17 Meals with ground turkey that are surprisingly good for you.

While You’re Cooking, Prep Breakfast For Tomorrow Too. It Only Takes 5 Minutes!

An overhead view of a small canning jar filled with overnight oats with raisins.
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Prepping overnight oats the night before is a fantastic way to ensure that your morning runs smoothly. These delicious oatmeal recipes are prepped in just 5 minutes. In fact, you can even make homemade oatmeal packets with these recipes, so all you have to do is grab a packet and get it in the fridge.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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