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Wild Grain Casserole with Caramelized Onion, Dates, and Walnuts

This Wild Grain Casserole with Caramelized Onions, Dates, and Walnuts is a hearty side dish made with wild rice, combined with sweet, Medjool dates and crunchy toasted walnuts. This vegan side dish is a one-pot meal that begins on the stove and finishes in the oven, making it a great holiday dish. The versatility of this recipe allows you to have a flavorful addition to your main course, but it also makes a great meal on its own.  For the full recipe by Sense and Edibility, see here.

*While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fiber. The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fiber and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.