A colorful wild rice dish that tastes as good as it looks!
Rice can often appear uniform, monotonous and straightforwardly boring, but it doesn’t have to be. Turning rice into an eye-catching recipe that the whole family will love is easier than you think! Our recipe for pomegranate and kale wild rice contains a mixture of brown and wild rice coated with aromatic garlic and kale. When you add gorgeous pomegranate seeds you create a gorgeous presentation that will grab a lot of attention at the table.
A recipe that gives wild rice a whole new name
This delightful dish is perfect for crisp autumn evenings or cool winter nights as it brightens up any dining table! And the best part about it? It tastes just as good as it looks and has a whole host of health benefits that you can be comfortable with. Every bite of nutty rice brims with a spectrum of flavors. Garlic and black pepper give the dish a powerful, peppery kick, while the pomegranate seeds give this colorful rice dish a touch of juicy sheen.
Why should you feel comfortable with this dish?
We love this refreshing and brilliant side dish for its taste and incredible nutritional profile. Superfood ingredients like pomegranate seeds and kale add a ton of nutritious flavor to the table. Studies have shown that pomegranate seeds can relieve abdominal discomfort, increase blood flow, cleanse the skin, and help reduce weight. The ruby red fruit also contains a shipload of antioxidants and antiviral properties that can improve your immunity and strength.
Meanwhile, kale offers the same health benefits as one of the most nutritious foods in the world. Not only is kale filled with antioxidants, but this healthy vegetable can help lower cholesterol, lower your risk of heart disease, and it’s loaded with vitamin C and vitamin K.
You really can’t go wrong with squeezing more kale into your diet. Take a look at this 13 delicious ways to eat more kale, or try whipping one of these up 50 delicious kale recipes!
How to make pomegranate and kale wild rice
This wild rice recipe only takes 15 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook, so it’s ready to eat in a flash. Simply cook the kale and garlic in olive oil over a large pan. Next, stir in the cooked wild rice, brown rice, salt and ground black pepper. Keep cooking the mixture until it’s nice and hot. Turn off the heat, pour the mixture into a bowl and stir in the pomegranate seeds. As simple as that!
How to serve pomegranate and kale wild rice
Our recipe for pomegranate and kale wild rice tastes best when served hot. It’s a wonderful addition too Italian baked chicken, Tender fried salmonor one of them Light and healthy vegetarian soups.
- 2 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 cups Kale Stems removed, chopped
- 2 Garlic cloves chopped
- 1 Cup Wild rice cooked
- 2 cups Brown rice cooked
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3/4 Cup Pomegranate seeds
In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Once it’s hot, add the kale and garlic. Cook until the kale is wilted.
Stir in the rest of the ingredients except the pomegranate. Continue cooking until hot.
Remove from heat and carefully stir in the pomegranate seeds. Serve hot.
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8th
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