Minnesota Wild Rice Hotdish

This take on the unofficial state cuisine of Minnesota has only 6 real ingredients and is so simple to make. Keep it vegetarian or add some leftover chicken, either way it is the perfect meal on a cold fall night.


1/2 cup butter or ghee

1 cup wild rice

1/4 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup slivered almonds

8 ounces mushrooms, sliced

3 cups chicken or vegetable broth


  1. In a large skillet, sauté everything except the broth for 10 minutes.
  2. Pour into a 2-quart baking dish, add broth, cover and bake at 350° for 2 to 2 1/2 hours until broth is absorbed.
  3. Make it up to two days in advance so it’s ready.

IDEA: Turn your leftover turkey, gravy, broth and wild rice hotdish into a pot of Turkey Wild Rice Soup. Just combine, heat, and eat.