Posted by: njbrown | November 17, 2011

Wild Rice-filled Portobellos For the Holidays

Wild Rice-filled Portobellos

I had come to believe that there are no more original recipes.  Any time I get a bright idea that might be original, I find many similar recipes on the Web.  However, when it came to my recipe for Portobellos filled with wild rice, cranberries, orange zest and walnuts, I could find nothing very close.  I was amazed.

This recipe was created to have something filling and festive to serve my vegan daughter that the rest of us could also enjoy.  The Portobellos give a meatiness, the wild rice has an almost nutty flavor and crispy texture, dried cranberries contribute tang and a bit of sweetness that is complemented by the orange zest, and I believe nuts make almost anything better.  All in all, it has become a new tradition for our holiday dinners.

Portobello’s Stuffed with Wild Rice, Cranberries, Orange and Walnuts

(Serves 8 – 10)


  • Eight to ten Portobello’s
  • Six cups cooked wild rice
  • 2 tablespoons EVOO for wild rice mixture
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoon minced flat-leaf parsley
  • ½ cup walnut pieces
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) and 1 tablespoon butter (or Earth Balance) for sautéing


  1. Prepare Portobellos, removing stems and gills, and trimming edges with kitchen scissors for a neater appearance.  Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine wild rice, cranberries, orange zest, parsley and walnut pieces.  Toss with 2 tablespoons EVOO and add salt to taste.  Keep warm.
  3. Sauté Portobellos in one tablespoon of EVOO and 1 tablespoon butter (or Earth Balance) until nicely browned – about one to two minutes a side. Season with salt.
  4. Fill each Portobello with rice mixture, mounding the filling.
  5. Serve.


  1. This sounds so good! These are some of my favorite ingredients all in one dish. You are amazing! Can’t wait to taste this!

    • Thank you! Hope you enjoy it.

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