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Crockpot Wild Rice with Cherries and Pecans

This is the perfect side dish for any lean piece of meat. It is also hearty enough to act as an entree for a meatless meal.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 5 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 -8


  • 1 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 32 ounces low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 chopped yellow onion
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 cup dried cherries you can also substitute cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley


  • Lightly grease the slow cooker and pour in the rice.
  • Drizzle the melted butter over the rice and toss until it is evenly coated.
  • Pour in the broth, onions, pepper and salt.
  • Cook on HIGH for 4 hours.
  • When finished, stir in the cherries.
  • Cover and allow to rest for 15 minutes.
  • When ready to serve, stir in the pecans and top with the parsley.