Go Back Email Link
+ servings
Pomegranate Wild Rice Pilaf
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Pomegranate Wild Rice Pilaf

Take your side dish next-level with this Pomegranate Wild Rice Pilaf recipe. It's healthy, easy to prepare and delicious.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free side dish, pomegranate, side dish recipes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 119kcal
Author: K.C. Cornwell


  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds (arils) fresh or thawed
  • 1 6 oz. package long grain and wild rice mix
  • 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 medium apple cored and chopped
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced
  • 1/2 cup raisins or chopped dates optional
  • 1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds optional


  • Prepare wild rice mix according to package directions. Place oil in a medium skillet and heat until hot. Sauté apples, celery and onions for 3 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Stir in raisins and almonds; cook 1 minute more. Remove from heat.
  • When rice is done, stir in sautéed mixture and the pomegranate juice over low heat for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and add pomegranate seeds.
  • Serve immediately as a rice pilaf, or use mixture to stuff a 5 to 7 pound roasting hen, two 3 1/2-pound roasting chickens, or an 8-pound turkey.


Dairy-free, provided wild rice mixture does not contain dairy.


Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 92IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg