Maple-Sriracha Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberry Wild Rice

Maple-Sriracha Roasted Brussels Sproouts2 randy clemens

While I wish I could take all the credit for the unique blend of flavors here, the inspiration for the Brussels sprouts came from a restaurant in NYC called the Vanderbilt. I was going to rework their recipe as a side dish, but after taking my first bite of this new version, I realized that serving the Brussels sprouts atop my favorite wild rice dish would create a stunning entrée. Recipe and photo reprinted by permission from The Veggie-Lover’s Sriracha Cookbook ©2013 by Randy Clemens. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc.

Maple-Sriracha Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberry Wild Rice
Recipe type: Autumn vegetable dish
Cuisine: Vegan / Healthy
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Serves: 6
Serving Brussels sprouts atop a savory wild rice dish creates a stunning entrée. And this one is made incendiary with plenty of Sriracha sauce.
Cranberry Wild Rice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1½ cups wild rice
  • 3½ cups vegetable stock
  • ½ cup unsweetened dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup chopped raw walnuts or pecans
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Brussels Sprouts
  • ½ cup Grade B maple syrup or raw agave nectar
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons Sriracha, or to taste (see Note)
  • 1½ tablespoons Bragg Liquid Aminos or low-sodium soy sauce
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved lengthwise
  • Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, for garnish (optional)
  1. To make the rice, heat the oil in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the garlic and bay leaves and sauté just until the garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  2. Add the rice and stir until evenly coated. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the rice is slightly toasted and has a nutty aroma, about 3 minutes.
  3. Pour in 1 cup of the stock to deglaze the pan, using a wooden spoon to scrape up all the stubborn, tasty brown bits. Add the remaining 21/2 cups of stock and the cranberries. Bring to a boil, then immediately lower the heat, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender and some of the grains have popped, 50 to 60 minutes.
  4. Uncover and fluff with a fork. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and drain off any excess liquid.
  5. While the rice is cooking, prepare the brussels sprouts. Preheat the oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, combine the maple syrup, oil, Sriracha, liquid aminos, and lime juice and whisk until well blended. Add the brussels sprouts and toss until evenly coated.
  6. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the brussels sprouts to a nonstick or parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet or a large cast-iron skillet and spread them in a single layer. Reserve any liquid left in the bowl. Bake the brussels sprouts for about 25 minutes, until tender and browned.
  7. To finish the rice and serve, add the walnuts to the rice without stirring. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
  8. Add the rosemary and fluff with a fork to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve the brussels sprouts over the rice, garnished with a healthy drizzle of the reserved maple-Sriracha dressing and a sprinkling of parsley.


A note from Nava: Using 3 tablespoons of Sriracha will make this a very spicy dish. Start with 1 tablespoon and build from there, or pass around a bottle of Sriracha for embellishing individual portions.

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  • Reply
    Toni Cary
    February 11, 2014 at 11:29 am

    I am new to the Vegan world and have loved looking at your recipes. I definitely can’t wait to try this one! Of course a cookbook would be fabulous too 🙂

    Thanks for the recipes and ideas!

  • Reply
    February 11, 2014 at 11:34 am

    My husband loves this on *everything*! As a veg family we would enjoy the cookbook together!

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    February 11, 2014 at 11:35 am

    I was given the original Sriracha cookbook, which is fantastic, but I recently switched to veganism so the veggie-lover’s cookbook would be even more wonderful for me!

  • Reply
    February 11, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Looks like a great recipe. Can’t wait to try it! Sriracha goes with everything 🙂

  • Reply
    February 11, 2014 at 11:36 am

    I love anything spicy and hot

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    Julie Frazier
    February 11, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Love the spice! My whole fam loves spicy, even my 2 little girls. My hubby has recently taken on vegetarianism & even a little vegan life! I’d love to win this & surprise him with it!!

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    isabell Dahlberg
    February 11, 2014 at 11:38 am

    I would love to win this for my partner who is is great chef and always is keen to add som hotness to everything 🙂

  • Reply
    February 11, 2014 at 11:40 am

    My family loves spicy food and my husband puts this on everything. I would love to learn more recipes that include it.

  • Reply
    Martha Mays
    February 11, 2014 at 11:40 am

    I just love the taste of this hot stuff like no other. none to compare. Can’t wait to try this recipe thanks

  • Reply
    Heather M.
    February 11, 2014 at 11:50 am

    My fiance is obsessed with sriracha! I would totally give this to him 😉

  • Reply
    February 11, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Love siracha! Would love additional ways to use it! Fresh, creative ideas. Combined with maple sounds divine!

  • Reply
    February 11, 2014 at 11:57 am

    I love the hot stuff because it revs up my metabolism and it’s just the kick I need with any and everything.

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    Terri quirk
    February 11, 2014 at 11:59 am

    3 out of 4 in our family are vegan. The last one, my son, is trying really hard after the 3 of us have been do successful. He loves hot stuff. Spicy everything. I think this would really help him.
    Thsnk you!

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    February 11, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Love spicy flavors from breakfast to dinner dishes.

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    February 11, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    I was never a fan of hot food growing up. My husband was however. Over our life together, I have done all the cooking. As he enjoys hot food, I try to indulge his love for heat. I have worked up my tolerance, and I must say that I truly enjoy spicy food. I find myself adding hot sauce or chili peppers to soups, stirfries, and many other dishes. We have tried many varieties, and we truly think they are the spice of life!! As an added bonus, they are great added into chocolate and speed up your metabolism. Win-win!!!

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    Susan Murray
    February 11, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    I love variety in the food I prepare and eat! Would love the cookbook!

  • Reply
    Jacqueline Davis
    February 11, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    I love Sriracha, I use it on all my lunches and dinners! I love it on my hummus wraps! It’s the only hot sauce I use! 🙂

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    Aishah M
    February 11, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    In our house, sriracha is a must have for nearly every meal. Due to a medical condition, my husband has had to change his diet. This cookbook sure would help me out! New ideas with our favorite ingredient – couldn’t ask for more.

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    rj Morrison
    February 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Used to “put that other sh-t on everything” now sriracha beats them all..

  • Reply
    Rhiannon Rees
    February 11, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    I wanna win that cookbook! Also I just gotta say love your little painted kale graphic it’s so so perfect!!!

    • Reply
      February 11, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      Thank you, Rhiannon — must confess, I created it with the magic of Photoshop …

  • Reply
    February 11, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    This book sounds amazing! The hotter, the better it comes to my cooking 🙂

  • Reply
    kathryn ward
    February 11, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Every day 1-2 meals o mas spicy!

  • Reply
    February 11, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    I’ve never tried sriracha, but like spicy foods. I am a vegetarian trying to be more vegan. I love veggies and don’t want a bunch of fake meat.

  • Reply
    alicia franklin
    February 11, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Always loved Spicy stuff!!! 🙂 Luv 2 cook as well so he cookbook is a plus!!!

  • Reply
    faith kramer
    February 11, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I can’t begin to count the ways I love sriracha – my latest use is a twist on the Spanish tapas – potato bravas. Instead of a spicy tomato sauce I mix sriracha, tomato paste and sour cream as the dipping sauce. Creamy, spicy and a bit fruity. Yum

  • Reply
    February 11, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Rooster sauce in every pot is my motto! I’d love to try new recipes with this best ingredient in the world.

  • Reply
    Lillian Green
    February 11, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Sriracha is a staple in our house. We’d love to win a bottle!

  • Reply
    Amy McPhail
    February 11, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    I love hot stuff because it makes you all warm and cozy on the inside. I would give the sauce & book to myself for my birthday 🙂

  • Reply
    Melissa Sowders
    February 11, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    I need to put a little spice in my life and this would be the perfect way to do it!

  • Reply
    February 11, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Would love to give this to my dad, who loves hot stuff!

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    February 11, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    I’m new to healthier cooking. Most of what I cook is vegan and I’m still learning all the different spices that pair together best. Sriracha adds a kick to my meals so a cook book that can show me how to use it even more. I’d love it!!!

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    February 11, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Sriracha is my (and my boyfriend’s) FAVORITE hot sauce. Plus I love anything spicy and looove to cook vegan meals, spicier the better, so a bottle of Sirhacha and a cookbook would be wonderful *wink, wink* 😛

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    February 11, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    I would really be so greatful to win the cookbook & sauce. I have an immense amount of weight to lose & heard this sauce is very good for that. Thanks, Allyson

  • Reply
    February 11, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    My hubby would love the cookbook because he loves hot sauces! I would love it because it would mean he is making dinner! 🙂

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    Toni Reynolds
    February 11, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    My sister sent me this and I said “omg I think I just died and went to Sriracha heaven” – that was BEFORE I saw that you could win the book!! I’m a vegan with an addiction to Sriracha, won’t have a savory veggie meal with out it!

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    Jan Leuin
    February 11, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    sounds wonderful!

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    February 11, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Sounds absolutely incredible! I’m always looking for new ways to do Brussels and my husband and I love hot stuff. Perfect way to “heat” him up for Valentine’s day…!!!

  • Reply
    February 11, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    OMG, this sounds divine! I would LOVE this cookbook. 😉

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    Bonnie K.
    February 11, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    I really can’t explain why I love hot foods, but I can say I love it. Sriracha is one of my favorite spicy sauce–can’t get enough of this stuff. Having a cookbook using this ingredient would be awesome.

  • Reply
    Karen S
    February 11, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    NEED not just WANT… This would spice up my world!!! OMG!

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    Vegan Chic
    February 11, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    OMG!! I love hot stuff, especially Sriracha..it flavors veggies just right and isn’t too unbearable!! I think it gets my mojo going!! I would share it with my Vegan Sister Peggy and good friend Anna who just returned to veganism.

  • Reply
    February 11, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    I love hot stuff because it makes me HOT!

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    February 11, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    I love hot stuff because it makes me feel like I can conquer the world! Feel pretty invincible after chowing down on some spicy grub!

  • Reply
    February 11, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Ever since I discovered Sriracha a container of sriracha aioli has become a staple in our fridge.Sriracha basted, oven baked oyster crackers are a topping for any chilli I make and I am starting to experiment with adding it to desserts. Being vegan does not mean tasteless foods and with the help of sriracha my food is anything but tasteless,

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    Karen Blais Wechner
    February 11, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Love anything hot and spicy, especially Sriracha. The cookbook would be a wonderful addition to my collection.

  • Reply
    Melissa Hoffman
    February 11, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    I made those Brussels sprouts today, without the wild rice. Delicious. Would love to win this book and sirrachi.

  • Reply
    Jen Cox
    February 11, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    I’ve loved hot sauce since I was 5.. Would love to win a whole book that is dedicated to veggies and sriracha!

  • Reply
    February 11, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    My nickname ” HOT MAMA”…love the spices!

  • Reply
    February 11, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    I love your website~~

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