Wild Rice and Cherries Recipe | Cooking Instructions | Nutrition

By | May 25, 2010

Wild Rice and Cherries Recipe

The wild rice and cherries recipe takes some time and effort when it comes to preparation. However, the following wild rice cooking instructions will help you make the best out of the nutrition wild rice and cherries have to offer.

No. of Servings: 8 servings
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes


Wild rice- 6ΒΌ oz.
One cup of unpeeled and finely chopped apple (optional)
One cup of finely chopped green bell pepper
Half a cup of chopped celery
Finely chopped dried cherries- 2/3 cup
Two tablespoons of soy sauce
Two tablespoons of water
Two teaspoons of sugar
Two teaspoons of cider vinegar


  • Cook the wild rice as per the instructions on the package. Do not add margarine or butter if it has been specified on the package to do so. Once the rice has been cooked, spread it out to cool, on a cooking sheet.
  • Leave the rice aside for about 10-15 minutes. Take a medium sized bowl and add the finely chopped cherries, celery, green bell pepper and the chopped apple. Mix all the items together and set the mixture aside.
  • Take a small bowl and in that you will need to mix together the cider vinegar, sugar, water and soy sauce. Mix the ingredients well till all the sugar has dissolved.
  • Now take the cherries and apple mix that has been set aside and to it add the rice and the soy sauce and vinegar mixture. Stir well so that all the ingredients are well coated. Serve at room temperature.

Wild Rice Nutrition: (Amounts per serving)

  • ENERGY 140 calories
  • FAT(total) 1.0 g
  • PROTEIN 4.0 g
  • SODIUM 266 mg

Health tips:
Instead of apples you can go in for some other fruits. This make an ideal snack for those that are either weight conscious or are on a weight loss regime. While you are purchasing wild rice, you may come across the light brown variety, known as wild rice mix or long grain wild rice, as well as the more common dark variety. This variety of wild rice (wild rice mix) is not same as the Native American one. It has a mild flavor and a lighter color and it takes a lesser time to prepare. If you purchase this particular variety of rice, then cook it in the same manner as you would cook long grained brown rice.