Mango Harvest Wild Rice Recipe | Nutrition Stripped
Eat Well Nov. 13. 2018

Mango Harvest Wild Rice

Nov. 13. 2018
McKel Hill Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Hill Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

Founder of Nutrition Stripped and the Mindful Nutrition Method™

Meet the Mango Harvest Wild Rice recipe, a side dish that can easily transform into a year-round entree.

Fall and winter recipes are some of my personal favorites; they’re often very simple to make especially when it’s a 1-pot recipe, a soup, or a side dish that can transform into an entree just by adding proteins and greens.

This Mango Harvest Wild Rice is just that, it’s hearty, satisfying, has fiber and vitamin C (buh bye cold season), tastes delicious and can be made on your meal prep day for nutritious leftovers all week.

A couple things to keep in mind when you make this recipe that will really change the outcome is to start with great quality ingredients and make sure the mango is ripe — it’s the star ingredient of this recipe!

A quick tip on how to know if a honey mango (also called Ataulfo or Champagne) is ripe (that’s the mango variety I used in this recipe), your nose knows so smell and make sure it’s fragrant. It will also give slightly which means it’s soft inside, and it’ll turn vibrant yellow. Honey mangos skin wrinkles slightly when it’s ripe, so don’t let that deter you from purchasing – it means it’s ready to eat!  

Another tip, if you’re pressed for time, store mangos in a brown paper bag at room temperature for a couple days to speed the ripening process!

As with all our recipes, make the ingredients work for you, if you’re not a fan of pistachios try roasted walnuts for added omega-3 benefits; if you don’t have vegetable stock on hand, use chicken stock.

Most importantly, make this on the weekend so you have a quick lunch by adding this recipe to a handful (or two) of greens or reheat it for dinner as a side dish or an entree by adding protein. The possibilities are endless and can be enjoyed in all seasons.



Both mangos and wild rice are good in fiber — we know fiber keeps our blood sugars stable, digestive systems moving along regularly, and have been shown to help decrease cholesterol.

Mangos contain about 3 grams of fiber per one cup sliced, and one cup sliced contains 22-24 grams of naturally occurring sugar – at levels similar to many other fruits

Vitamin C

Mangos are the star of the show in this recipe when it comes to giving this recipe it’s boost of vitamin C. One cup of mango includes 100% of your daily vitamin C. . Vitamin C is important for our immune function, collagen synthesis, eye health, to cardiovascular health.

Optimizer Option

Boost this side dish or make it an entree, by adding your favorite plant-based proteins or responsibly sourced animal proteins. Also, by adding a handful of dark greens such as spinach or arugula, you’ll increase the fiber and nutrients to transform this side dish into a meal.

The Recipe

Serves 4


2 cups vegetable stock

1 cup water

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 cup wild rice (or use a wild rice blend if it’s easy to access)

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 cup diced red onion

1 garlic clove, minced

Juice of 1 lemon

1 cup diced Honey Mango

1/4 cup pistachios

1/4 cup toasted unsweetened shredded coconut

1/4 cup chopped parsley

1 teaspoon ground cumin

Pinch of sea salt

Fresh black pepper

Step 1

Bring 2 cups vegetable stock and 1 cup of water to a boil. Add 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt and 1 cup wild rice. Bring everything to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer (low boil). Cook until the rice is tender, about 35-40 minutes. Drain the rice using a colander. Set aside in a large mixing bowl.

Step 2

In the meantime, while the rice is cooking, on medium heat add olive oil, onion, and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 5 minutes.

Step 3

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked wild rice, sauteed onions, and garlic, with the remaining ingredients — mango, pistachios, coconut, lemon juice, and parsley. Adjust seasonings by adding sea salt and black pepper to taste.

Need help cutting a mango? Check this post on how to cut a mango.

Step 4

Serve warm or cold, store leftovers in an air-tight glass container for up to 1 week.

Have Leftovers? Here’s What To Do With Them:


As always, store in an airtight glass container that we recommend from the NS Shop. It’ll keep well for 5-7 days in the fridge.

Can’t wait to see you try it!

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