Jeweled Rice with Cranberries and Almond is the perfect holiday side dish. Packed with crunchy nuts, tart cranberries and a hint of orange, this jeweled rice has all the flavors of the holiday wrapped up in one bite.
Happy November, it’s officially Thanksgiving season and it’s time to start planning your holiday menu. It’s not too early to start because when trying new recipes it’s best to test them out before the big day. Do you find yourself making the same dishes year after year? All month long I will be sharing a ton of holiday recipes that will help you conquer thanksgiving this year. I will show you classic dishes with a twist like Chipotle Whipped Sweet Potatoes, Collard Greens with Coconut Milk and Orange Herb Dry Brine that perfect for turkey or chicken.
Side dishes can be a bit challenging but my Jeweled Rice with Cranberry and Almonds is the perfect side dish. I’ve been making this rice for years and it’s still a favorite of mine and I’ve shared it before on the blog but decided to update it a bit. Packed with crunchy nuts, tart cranberries and a hint of orange, this jeweled rice has all the flavors of the holiday wrapped up in one bite.
When deciding what thanksgiving sides to serve, start by thinking about how easy the dish is to make. You don’t want any dishes that are too complicated because most likely you will be preparing multiple dishes at one. The turkey is the star of the table and usually requires a little more attention, so be sure to pick dishes that are easy and try to add some that can be made ahead. Rice dishes are always great because they can be made a day in advance. This rice can be made a day ahead; simply add the cranberry, slivered almond and garnish when ready to serve! Your guests will love this jeweled rice and the best part is, you didn’t have to break a sweat to make it. I will be adding new all the way through thanksgiving so be sure to follow me on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest to keep up.