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Grape and wild rice casserole

Grape and wild rice casserole is a delicious and festive dish that will add a touch of elegance to your table. This recipe is perfect for a holiday gathering. It is simple to make and is sure to please a crowd.


1 3⁄4 c broth (chicken or vegetable broth)
3⁄4 c water
1⁄2 c rice (brown rice)
1⁄2 c rice (wild rice)
1 T butter
1⁄2 c onion (diced onion)
1⁄2 c celery (already chopped)
1⁄2 c apple (cooking apple or tart apple, diced)
1 t sage (fresh sage, finely chopped)
2 pn pepper (freshly ground black pepper)
2 c grape (cut in half, seedless grapes or seeds removed)
  salt (to taste)


In a large pot with a tight fitting cover, put the broth, water, brown rice,and wild rice, stir and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover pot, and simmer slowly for 45 to 50 minutes or until the rice has absorbed all the liquid.

Just before the rice is done, preheat the oven to 350º F and get out a 2 quart casserole and butter or oil the insides.

Get out a large skillet, add butter, put skillet over medium heat, and add onion, celery, and apple, stir and cook until everything just starts to soften.

Add the sage, black pepper, grapes, stir and heat through.

Remove skillet from heat.

Add the rice to the skillet, stir, taste and add salt if needed.

Heat oven to moderate to high.

Turn the mixture out into casserole, cover, and bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Total time
1 hour, 30 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time


This dish is the perfect way to show off during holiday entertaining. The sweet grapes make for a wonderful pairing with wild rice, and your wallet will thank you when your friends are eating this casserole because it's within budget.

Serves 4 as a starter, 6 as a side dish,


North American food

vegetables, side dish, party food
simmering, bake, moderate
North American food recipes
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