Wild Rice, Kale, and Cranberry Pilaf

Ali Segersten Nov 19, 2012
WILD RICE KALE CRANBERRY PILAF VEGAN-2

Here is a hearty, antioxidant-rich, winter pilaf recipe for all of you wild rice fans out there! This simple recipe makes a perfect addition to your holiday table. It can even be used as a stuffing for turkey. I like to add chopped, roasted hazelnuts just before serving. It's seriously good, and good for you!

Wild rice, kale, and fresh cranberries are super foods! Did you know that fresh cranberries, which are in season right now, are high in a multitude of cancer-protective nutrients? They are also an incredible food for reducing inflammation! We are adding a handful to our green smoothies nearly everyday while they last. Cranberries contain a unique mix of potent antioxidant compounds including proanthocyanidins, resveratrol, pterostilbene, and Vitamin C. Proanthocyanidins are anti-inflammatory, have been shown to be helpful in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, and help to improve immune system function. Resveratrol and pterostilbene are the amazing anti-aging compounds also found in red wine!

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This was a very colourful and delicious salad. The addition of toasted walnuts added some depth and crunch. I love your recipes and look forward to your posting. I adore your cookbook! Thanks for all your dedication.

This dish is beautiful with the colors although the flavor wasnt very good....we ate it up the next day after pouring braggs on it and adding sunflower seeds

This looks like a gem of a recipe and it gives me another destination for kale. I like the sounds of this with dried cranberries. Love the red and green as an appealing holiday dish. Thanks so much!

Which cook book is this from? and the other Thanksgiving recipes!! i have your first one!!

So is this a tasty likable dish for a gathering? Thinking of replacing stuffing with this

Sounds good. :)

Too good to be true! I just threw away some cranberries because they were in the fridge too long and were rotting. I just didn't know what to do with them! I feel awful now, definitely would have done this!

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