Cranberry Pecan Sweet Potato Wild Rice

Cranberry Pecan Sweet Potato Wild Rice

MenoLabs Recipes | Fri, Nov 06, 2020

If the name of this recipe isn’t enough for you, just want until you smell it cooking!  This dish is as delicious as it is gorgeous.

Wild rice is one of the best sources of dietary fiber, which can improve digestive health. On average, one cup of wild rice provides 10 grams of dietary fiber. Fiber is crucial to promoting probiotic health. A fiber-rich diet can help feed your gut microbiome. 

Did You Know

Fiber is crucial to promoting probiotic health. A fiber-rich diet can help feed probiotics. But how does fiber help probiotic health? 

There are four key benefits that come from eating a diet rich in fiber.

One, fiber slows the rate that sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream. When you eat foods high in fiber, such as beans and whole grains, the sugar in those foods is absorbed slower, which keeps your blood glucose levels from spiking which can lead to overeating.

Two, fiber makes your intestines work faster. When you eat whole grains rich in insoluble fiber, it moves faster through your intestines, which can tell your body that you are full.

Three, fiber cleans your colon. Fiber helps clean out bacteria and other buildup in your intestines, and reduces your risk for colon cancer.

Four, fiber helps keep you regular. A high-fiber diet helps you have soft, regular stool, reducing constipation.

Fiber helps feed your gut microbiome

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup wild rice blend
  • ½  tsp dried parsley
  • ½  tsp dried oregano
  • ½  tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup sweet potato, diced small
  • ¼  cup onion, chopped
  • ⅓  cup cranberries
  • ⅓  cup pecans, chopped

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the broth to a boil. Add wild rice, parsley, oregano, and thyme. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cover. Cook for 45 minutes or until tender.
  2. In a skillet add the olive oil, sweet potato, and onion and cook until tender. Add cranberries and chopped pecans and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add to the rice mixture and fluff with a fork.
  3. Serve immediately and enjoy.

(Recipe adapted from The Recipe Critic)

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