Apple Wild Rice Pilaf (a Perfect Holiday Gift-Jar gift)

Cooking Time

35 minutes


Per 16 oz Jar:

1 cup wild rice

1 tsp dried, minced garlic

1 tbls dried minced onion

1/2 teaspoon dried parsley

1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

1 bay leaf

1 tsp ground mustard

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 tbls dried cranberries

1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 apple juice box (1 cup apple juice)


Layer the seasonings in the bottom of a 16 oz mason jar (garlic, onion, parsley, oregano, thyme, bay leaf, ground mustard, salt and pepper.) Add the wild rice on top of the seasonings. Add a layer of plastic wrap, add in the cranberries and pecans into the wrap and twist closed. Screw on the mason jar lid. Attach the apple juice box with tape and ribbon.

Share the following directions with the jar.

Directions: Open jar, remove cranberries & pecans, set aside. In a small to medium pot, bring 1 cup apple juice (the included juice box) and 2 cups of water or broth to a boil. Pour in everything in the mason jar (the rice and seasoning.) Cover and lower heat to simmer. Cook until the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is at desired texture, about 30-40 minutes. Top with the pecan and cranberries and enjoy!

Great as a meal or served as a side dish!

gluten/dairy free


This gorgeous Wild Rice Pilaf is bursting with nutty and sweet flavors! Wild rice is technically not a rice, it's a gluten free grass. It's easier to digest (actually enhancing digestion as it's rich in magnesium and fiber) and contains no arsenic like other types of rice do. 

Aside from being an absolutely yummy dish, this recipe makes the perfect gift. Just place all the ingredients in a jar, attach the directions and you have a stunning, healthy gift everyone will love!