Pomegranate and Kale Wild Rice

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A colorful wild rice dish that tastes just as amazing as it looks!

Dig into this nutritious and delicious pomegranate and kale wild rice side dish!

Rice can often seem uniform, monotone, and, well, straight-up boring, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s easier than you think to transform rice into an eye-catching recipe the whole family will love! Our Pomegranate and Kale Wild Rice recipe features a medley of brown and wild rice layered with flavorful garlic and kale. Add in gorgeous pomegranate seeds, and you’ll create a beautiful presentation that’ll draw some major attention at the table.

A Recipe that Gives Wild Rice a Whole New Name

This flavorful side dish is sure to compliment any main course!

This gorgeous dish is perfect for crisp autumn evenings or chilly winter nights because it will brighten up any dinner table! And the best part? It tastes every bit as good as it looks, and it delivers a whole bunch of health benefits you can feel good about. Each bite of nutty rice is bursting with a spectrum of flavor. Garlic and black pepper add a bold, peppery kick to the dish, while the pomegranate seeds deliver a touch of juicy sparkle to this colorful rice dish.

Why You Should Feel Good About This Dish

This delicious recipe is made with healthy ingredients that you can feel good about!

We love this refreshing and brilliant side dish for its taste and its incredible nutritional profile. Superfood ingredients like pomegranate seeds and kale bring a ton of nutritious flavor to the table. Studies have found that pomegranate seeds can soothe tummy troubles, increase blood circulation, help clear your skin, and aid in weight loss. The ruby-colored fruit also carries a boatload of antioxidants and anti-viral properties that can improve your immunity and strength.

Meanwhile, kale boasts an equal amount of health benefits as one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. Kale is not only packed with antioxidants, but this wholesome vegetable can also help lower cholesterol, reduce your risk of heart disease, and it’s loaded with vitamin C and vitamin K.

You really can’t go wrong by squeezing more kale into your diet. Check out these 13 Delicious Ways to Eat More Kale, or try whipping up one of these 50 Delicious Kale Recipes!

How to Make Pomegranate and Kale Wild Rice

Enjoy this yummy pomegranate and kale wild rice in just over 30 minutes!

This wild rice recipe only requires 15 minutes of prep and 20 minutes of cook time, so it’ll be ready to eat in a flash. Simply cook the kale and garlic in olive oil over a large skillet. Next, stir in the cooked wild rice, brown rice, salt, and ground black pepper. Continue to cook the mixture until it’s nice and hot. Turn off the heat, pour the mixture into a bowl, and stir in the pomegranate seeds. It’s as easy as that!

How To Serve Pomegranate and Kale Wild Rice

There are a lot of tasty ways to serve this side, but chicken or salmon are two of our favorites!

Our Pomegranate and Kale Wild Rice recipe tastes best when it’s served hot. It makes a wonderful complement to Italian Baked Chicken, Tender Broiled Salmon, or any one of these Light and Wholesome Vegetarian Soups.

5 from 1 vote

Pomegranate and Kale Wild Rice

A fresh and colorful take on a healthy side, dish packed full of antioxidants!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 8 people
Serving Size 0.5 cup
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Universal

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cups kale stems removed, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 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

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil on medium heat. Once hot, add the kale and garlic. Cook just until the kale is wilted.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients, except the pomegranate. Continue to cook just until hot.
  • Remove from heat and gently stir in the pomegranate seeds. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 331mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1673IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Plant-Based

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Chef Nichole

Nichole has a culinary degree from Great Lakes Culinary Institute and has worked in the culinary industry for 10 years. She also has the knowledge to write recipes using the most nutritious, fresh, and balanced ingredients. Nichole enjoys creating healthy and tasty recipes anyone can prepare, no matter their cooking skill level.

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