Happy Non-GMO Thanksgiving Recipe #2: Not the Same Old Side Dish

Submitted by ameyer on November 7, 2014

We last tackled what to serve on Thanksgiving morning with this wonderful recipe for Carrot Gingerbread Muffins. Now it’s time to start thinking about what to serve for dinner. American movies for years have ingrained in us the idea that it isn’t Thanksgiving without that side of green bean casserole. But guess what, there is no requirement that you serve green bean casserole, in fact, we encourage you to do just the opposite. With so many wonderful legumes to be had, why not try something new and GMO-free. This recipe for White Bean Wild Rice Hash is a great way to add a new side and serve up something that everyone can enjoy, no can opener required.

White Bean Wild Rice Hash by Ashley Flitter of the Unintentional Vegan
* Use organic, non-GMO ingredients whenever possible.


  • 2 cups cooked white beans
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup cooked wild rice
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs (we like Pamela’s Products)
  • 2 tbsp bean juice or water
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil (we like Nutiva’s sunflower & red palm oil)



In a food processor, blend the white beans and sunflower seeds until the beans are mostly broken down. In a medium bowl, mix the bean and seed mixture with the rest of the ingredients except for the oil.

Warm the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the mixture to the skillet and let cook about five minutes. Stir the mixture and cook an additional five minute, or until most of it is golden brown. Cool slightly and serve.

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