Wild Rice Recipes to Make with Thanksgiving Leftovers

Posted: November 14, 2016

This Thanksgiving, utilize your leftover turkey with wild rice for a healthy and delicious take on dinner. Wild rice is very nutritious: it is high in protein, high in carbohydrate content, low in fat, and is an excellent source of fiber, magnesium, zinc, and niacin, not to mention antioxidants. All the more reason to use wild rice to help your body stay healthy during the holidays! Here’s a list of six recipes to try with your Thanksgiving leftovers:

Turkey and Wild Rice Casserole — If you are a fan of casserole, or as Minnesotans often call it, hot dish, this recipe is for you. It is very creamy, savory, and basically an all-around comfort food. This turkey and wild rice casserole has thyme and rosemary as the main flavors and mushrooms as another super nutritious ingredient!

Turkey and Wild Rice Salad — If you love salads, give this wild rice and leftover turkey recipe a try! It is perfect to bring to work for lunch because you serve it cold and it needs to sit for an hour before serving. Try making it with your leftover turkey the work week following Thanksgiving; the perfect, healthy alternative to eating out!

Easy Turkey Wild Rice Casserole — This recipe is a much simpler alternative to the first recipe on our list. Using only six ingredients and simple flavors, you can make this even if you’re a college student in search of a cheap meal or just running low on groceries.

picture2Turkey Wild Rice Soup — This soup can utilize both your leftover turkey and turkey broth. It has great color for an appetizing presentation if you’re still hosting guests after Thanksgiving is over. Besides all that, it is loaded with healthy vegetables!

Cheesy Vegetable Wild Rice Casserole — Another casserole for your leftover turkey, this recipe features wild rice and lots of vegetables baked in a cheesy sauce. It is designed to satisfy even the pickiest eaters, especially if you’re feeding kids. Give it a try on a busy weeknight after Thanksgiving!

Don’t let your leftover turkey be boring. Pair it with wild rice using one of these recipes and enjoy nutritious and delicious post-Thanksgiving meals! Check out all our Wild Rice products at the Canoe Wild Rice Shop.