Foodie Friday: Holiday side dish

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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Thanksgiving is less than a week away and if you get tired of the same side dishes next to your turkey than Dietitian Shannon Frink has a recipe for you.

She showed Russ an alternative to stuffing for this week's Foodie Friday on Local4 Today.

Cranberry Pecan Sweet Potato Wild Rice Pilaf
All you need:
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup wild rice blend
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup sweet potato diced small
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup cranberries
1/3 cup pecans chopped

For dressing:
1 tablespoon real maple syrup
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
⅓ cup olive oil

All you do:
- In a medium sized sauce pan bring the broth to a boil and add wild rice, parsley, oregano, and thyme. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cover with a lid. Cook for 45 minutes or until tender.
- In another skillet add the olive oil, sweet potato, and onion and cook until tender. Add cranberries and chopped pecans and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add to the rice mixture and fluff with a fork.
- Add dressing once you mixed together