Make weeknight dinners exciting again with this quick, easy, healthy, and incredibly flavorful side dish! You’ll never make wild rice from a box again!
This post was originally published in March 2016. The photos were updated in January 2019 as well as the text for clarity; no changes were made to the recipe.
Today I’m super excited to share with you my new favorite side dish for an easy weeknight dinner – or side dish – that’s healthy, too!
I’ve been on a huge wild rice kick lately. Maybe I’m missing me some Minnesota winter nights?
Ha! I might miss Minnesota and all that comes along with it, but I definitely do not miss Minnesota winters. No need to be alarmed yet.
Since we’re all friends here, I’m willing to share with you that I used to love Uncle Ben’s Wild Rice.
You know, that orange box that comes with the seasoning packet that makes a super quick and delicious side dish for your let’s-find-something-quick-I’m-tired weeknight dinner?
Ok, yes, we know that one.
As I’ve been focused on my desire to cut out processed foods, especially things that come from boxes, it’s disappeared from my life. I needed it though.
So I had to figure out a way to get the flavor I wanted (or hey, maybe even better!) if I put a little thought into it.
Isn’t that right though, it always ends up being easier, healthier, and tastier when we go ahead and make it