5 from 1 vote

Crock Pot Wild Rice

Easy, healthy and delicious, this crock pot wild rice is a keeper in my book.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 5
Calories: 180
Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 1 cup wild rice, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced green, yellow or red bell pepper (I had a package of multi-colred mini peppers so I used a combination)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2-1/2 cups fat-free low sodium vegetable or chicken broth

Instructions

  • Ideal slow cooker size: 2-Quart.
  • Layer the rice, mushrooms, onion, and pepper in the slow cooker.
  • Drizzle the olive oil over. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour the broth over the rice and vegetables.
  • Cover and cook on LOW 4 to 6 hours, OR on HIGH for 2-1/2 to 3 hours, OR until rice and vegetables are tender and liquid is absorbed.

Recipe Notes

My crockpot wild rice was done in about 4 hours, but my slow cooker definitely cooks hot, so yours may take longer.
Rice will get mushy if you hold it on WARM for too long in the slow cooker. So, as soon as my rice was tender and the liquid absorbed, I transferred it out of the crock pot and into a serving dish until dinnertime. I then just re-warmed individual servings in the microwave.
Serving size: 1 cup
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *5
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *4
Nutrition Facts
Crock Pot Wild Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 3g12%
Protein 9g18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Slow Cooker Vegetable/Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: low fat wild rice, slow cooker wild rice