Loved this! I made it without the chestnuts due to two of our guests not being able to have nuts. Tasted like a stuffing but in a rice form...it was a unique dish that I will make throughout the year. Enjoyed by all.
Wild Rice Dressing with Roasted Chestnuts and Cranberries
DeniseandBen Posted: 12/26/10
goodrel8 Posted: 11/20/10
Took this dish to a potluck with a group of very good cooks. It earned rave reviews. I used vegie stock rather than chicken, added a leak to the chopped yellow onion, and used a wildrice blend rather than all wildrice. I will make it again next week for Thanksgiving. It would be easy to make ahead and reheat. The roasted chestnuts were quite a splurge at nearly $8 for the bottle. I think that sauteed crimini mushrooms might provide a similar flavor and texture at a more economical price.
recchef Posted: 11/15/11
I also did not use the chestnuts. I could not find them at the store. I did like this quite a bit. Thanks for a great sub. for stuffing!! I will make this again.
VirginiaSt Posted: 12/18/11
Very good. Served at Thanksgiving and guests asked for the recipe. Making again for Christmas. I cooked the wild rice 45-47 min. to get it more tender. Also added a cup of white basmati rice.
conniebuy Posted: 11/23/11
Excellent! No substitutions are necessary! It's also great that you can make ahead of time and reheat b4 serving. The chesnuts really add to the recipe ... it's really worth the extra cost. You can find them at Whole Foods and Fresh Market. This is one of new favorites. Thanks for the recipe!!
Gibby007 Posted: 03/03/13
I thought this was very good but not sure it's worth the expense to include the chestnuts. I might substitute some other kind of nuts next time. I personally don't care for sage so may skip that next time too. It also takes longer than 40 minutes to cook wild rice and more than 4 cups liquid for two cups rice. I added 1 1/4 cups more water and cooked at least 50 minutes. Overall though this is a nice flavorful, colorful wild rice dish that can easily be made ahead of time.
slp2go Posted: 11/10/13
I made this using chestnuts the first time and decided to substitute pecans the second because 1) My family didn't really like the chestnuts and 2) they are expensive and difficult to find. The family prefers the pecans and they pair nicely with the cranberries. That said, this dish is beautiful on your holiday table. It makes a ton so I made \with the holiday leftovers I made Creamy Wild-Rice Soup with Smoked Turkey, . I just put the whole leftover dressing in the soup. I will definitely be making this a third time.
karenfar Posted: 12/23/13Huntington Beach, CA
I made a recipe for 3 for two of us and definitely could have made a recipe for 2 - it made enough for 4+ as a side. If I were to make a recipe for two I would increase the amount of veggies, cranberries and chestnuts. No where near enough liquid for the rice to cook until done. All in all the dish lacks flavor. I didn't buy fresh sage so used a small amount of dried but I don't think fresh would have made much difference. There a lot of steps and its somewhat time consuming.
MQZsanantonio Posted: 11/29/13
WONDERFUL recipe! My picky eater friend gobbled it up at Thanksgiving. My friends with food restrictions loved it. This recipe is at the top of the list to use when entertaining.