Three Crowd-Pleasing Appetizers for the Holidays

Posted: December 11, 2018

When cooking for a variety of house guests, you may have multiple dietary restrictions to keep in mind. You might be catering to vegans, vegetarians, diabetics, and some guests with gluten-free diets, to name a few!

Luckily, wild rice is a perfect, versatile, and heart-healthy option. It’s a wonderful winter ingredient – perfect for the holiday season – and it doesn’t have to be a part of the main course. These tasty wild rice appetizers will satisfy all your guests this holiday season:

  1. Rosemary Wild Rice Stuffed Mushrooms

This recipe is a delicious twist on the classic stuffed mushrooms. Not only are these mushrooms vegan, but they’re gluten-free as well! The rosemary and wild rice filling will make you wonder why mushrooms were ever stuffed with cheese in the first place.

  1. Wild Rice Cakes with Smoked Mozzarella and Pecans

These tasty wild rice cakes are perfect as an appetizer or side. Serve them just like a potato pancake with sour cream and apples or applesauce. Your guests will definitely be impressed with this simple vegetarian dish.

  1. Spirited Wild Rice Sliders

Wild rice is the perfect addition to any burger, and these sliders are no exception! The combination of wild rice, pork, beef, and chicken sausage is sure to be a favorite. You may even want to try these as a main dish!

One of our favorite things about this recipe is its simplicity: you only need one bowl. This can be a major help during the hectic holiday season. You can even cut back on time by using Canoe Cooked Wild Rice.

Cooking for a holiday get-together can be a lot of work, but you can make it easier by using these wild rice-based dishes. Wild rice is a nutritious addition to any meal and is perfect for your guests with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free, and diabetic diets. Expect these new favorites to be gone in seconds!

Find more delicious recipes on the Canoe Wild Rice website.