• 1 pound. Swaggerty’s Farm® Premium Sausage (Hot, Mild, or All Natural)
  • 1 to 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 cups wild-rice blend
  • 1 ½  cups orange juice + 1.5 cups water to equal 3 cups liquid
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries, cherries or craisins
  • ⅓ cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • optional: dried red pepper flakes to taste



  • Combine wild-rice blend, orange juice-water mixture, butter, and a dash of salt in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  • Cover and turn heat to simmer. Cook for about 25 minutes, stirring once or until rice has absorbed all liquid. Remove from heat. 
  • While rice is cooking, sauté sausage & minced garlic in a skillet over med-high heat until browned, breaking sausage into pieces with a spoon or spatula as it cooks.
  • When browned remove from heat & drain on paper towels. 
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the cooked rice, parsley, dried cranberries, pecans, cheese & cooked Swaggerty’s Farm Sausage.
  • Add pepper flakes if desired. Toss all ingredients together well. Season to taste with salt & pepper. 
  • Serve immediately.