5 Ingredient Friday: Wild Rice with Cherries

This week’s 5 Ingredient Friday is on par with last week’s in the sense that it involves cherries! The recipe is Claire Robinson’s Wild Rice with Cherries.  When I saw this recipe I knew that I had to give it a try. I had everything on hand already so that was even better.


  • 3 1/2 cups good chicken stock
  • 1 cup wild rice, thoroughly rinsed
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup roughly chopped dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup toasted and roughly chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley


In a large saucepan, add the stock, wild rice and salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the rice is tender and is beginning to split, about 30 to 40 minutes. Drain of any excess liquid and fold in the cherries, nuts and parsley. Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary. Transfer the rice to a serving bowl and serve.

My thoughts…

As you can see this is a pretty simple recipe. There really isn’t too much to it. When making the wild rice, I followed Claire’s instructions instead of the instructions on the bag of wild rice. The next time I would follow the instructions on the bag of wild rice. I found that her recipe called for too much broth. I ended up taking some out at the end because the rice was done and there was broth left.  So my suggestion is cook the rice according the package’s instructions and then follow hers.

I didn’t end up using the entire cup of cherries. I added half of the cherries and thought that was plenty. It was the same situation with the parsley. In my opinion, a little bit of fresh parsley goes a long way! I ended up using a few pinches of it and that was it. I added in the pecans to just my serving. Mr. Curly Fry doesn’t eat nuts, so I couldn’t add the nuts to the bowl of wild rice. It worked out fine though! I had leftovers the next day and it reheated very well.

All in all, I think this was pretty good! I would definitely make it again.

Recipe courtesy Claire Robinson, 2010
Show: 5 Ingredient Fix
Episode: Berry Happy
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