Gluten Free Wild Rice with Roasted Grapes

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Looking for some great gluten free side dishes to serve with your Thanksgiving dinner? Try this great recipe – you’ll be sure to love it!


  • 2 cups of wild rice
  • 1 cup long-grain brown rice
  • 6 tbsp of butter
  • 4 1/2 cups of low-salt chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp of dried thyme
  • 1 cup of chopped shallots
  • 1 cup of chopped celery
  • 1/2 tsp of coarse kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of  red seedless grapes
  • 1 1/2 cups of  green seedless grapes
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts or pecans, toasted, chopped
  • 1 tbsp of finely grated orange peel


  • Preheat your oven to 350 F
  • Place  the grapes on a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle the grapes with oil and toss.
  • Roast grapes until the start to wrinkle, about 15 minutes.
  • When the grapes are cooked, transfer to a bowl, toss with vinegar and let them stand at room temperature.
  • Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add shallots and celery and cook until soft, stirring frequently.
  • Add wild rice, chicken broth, thyme, and kosher salt and bring to a simmer.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 30 minutes.
  • Add brown rice, cover, and simmer until rice is tender but firm, adding more broth by 1/4 cupfuls if dry, about 40 minutes longer.
  • Add grapes and any juices, nuts, and orange peel to hot rice and toss.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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