At Lundberg Family Farms, we believe there’s more to food than nourishment. Food has the power to connect us with people, places, and moments in time—even when we’re apart. This year, while many of us may not be able to gather with loved ones, we can still bring family traditions to the table.

Like any family, the Lundbergs have their own traditions, including recipes that have been passed down and perfected over generations. So in the spirit of the season—of giving and gourmet eating—we’re sharing some of our family’s favorite recipes, plus some tips and tricks to make your holidays delicious!

Holiday Rice Hacks

Father and Daughter cooking together

Enlist a Holiday Helper

The secret ingredient in any holiday dish? Family. Whether you are cooking generations-old recipes or creating something new, we suggest you enlist a “sous-chef” to make memories as delicious as your meals. ⁠

‘Tis the Season for Seasonal Ingredients

To make your holiday rice feel extra festive, try using fall ingredients. We recommend hearty herbs like sage and rosemary. And, of course, you can’t go wrong with pumpkin or butternut squash!

Pumpkin Spice Rice (Really)

Wondering how to cook brown rice with a holiday twist? Well, pumpkin spice blends are everywhere this time of year, and they are not just for lattes. Two teaspoons of pumpkin spice blend (plus a little olive oil) will add fall flavor and gourmet flair to Organic Short Grain Brown Rice!

Short on Time?

Swap organic brown rice for organic white rice, which cooks in about half the time. Or use our ready to heat options, which are perfectly prepped, warming up tender, fragrant, and ready in minutes! Making risotto? Our boxed risotto mixes are ready in 20 minutes and available in a variety of flavors so you can mix and match with whatever you’re serving!

Holiday Recipes

Craving a full menu of holiday flavors from starters to leftovers? Let’s get cooking!

Starters & Snacks

Creamy Parmesan Arancini

Creamy Parmesan Arancini

Our Organic Creamy Parmesan Risotto makes for irresistibly crisp and creamy arancini! Just add grated parmesan and sea salt to the risotto, roll into spheres, coat in breadcrumbs, and fry. Easy cheesy!

Sweet Potato Dip with Pecans and Bacon

Sweet Potato Dip with Toasted Pecans & Bacon

Sweet potatoes, pecans, and bacon—oh my! For a decadent dip that pairs perfectly with our Sea Salt Brown Rice Chips, simply bake sweet potatoes, shallots, and herbs. Then purée with sour cream, stir in some bacon, top with toasted pecans, and dip in!

Smoked Gouda Beer Cheese Dip

Smoked Gouda Beer Cheese Dip

This gouda cheese dip is easy to make and hard to resist—almost too gouda to be true! Just toss everything but the beer into a food processor and pulse until well mixed. Then slowly add the beer until the mixture is a smooth purée. Transfer to a bowl and chill (or bake for 15-20 minutes) and serve with our Santa Fe Barbecue Lundberg Rice Chips!

Lundberg Rice Cake Minis

Apple Pie Rice Cake Minis

Need a seasonal snack to hold you (and your family!) over until the holiday meal, or an unexpected addition to your charcuterie board? Apple Pie Rice Cake Minis are tumbled in the sweet spice of apples and cinnamon with notes of yummy butter and maple sugar. Also available in savory White Cheddar—another family favorite—Rice Cake Minis are made with organic rice and 100% whole grains and carefully crafted to be thin, lightly crunchy, and full of flavor.

p.s. For an extra helping of inspiration, skip the gourmet granola and crumble Apple Pie Rice Cake Minis atop your favorite overnight oats or rice porridge recipe!

Holiday Rice Cakes

Rice Cake Snack-tivity

Craving a sweet snack-tivity without the sugar rush (or crash)? Grab some whole-grain Lundberg Rice Cakes, whip up some frosting, and get decorating!


Fall Wild Blend Rice Salad

Fall Wild Blend Salad

Here’s a recipe to “fall” back on when the holidays get busy. Just combine whole-grain Lundberg Wild Blend Rice with diced oranges, cranberries, almonds, goat cheese, kale, and a super simple maple-mustard vinaigrette.

Risotto Stuffed Acorn Squash

Risotto Stuffed Acorn Squash

This recipe is “stuffed” with seasonal flavors. Literally. For a showstopping meal that tastes as good as it looks, try serving our Organic Porcini Wild Mushroom Risotto in baked acorn squash with a drizzle of brown butter & stout sauce on top.

Organic Quinoa Stuffed Squash

Tri-Color Quinoa Stuffed Squash

Acorn squash also pairs perfectly with our Organic Tri-Color Quinoa Blend, and this recipe is #SquashGoals. While the squash roasts, sauté quinoa with garlic, onion, and savory herbs. Then simmer with dried cranberries and vegetable stock. Once the squash is tender and golden, fill it with the fragrant quinoa mixture and garnish with toasted almonds and parsley. Delicious!

Pumpkin Butter Chive Risotto

Pumpkin Butter & Sage Risotto

Fried sage and toasted pecans or pumpkin seeds make festive toppings for pumpkin risotto made from our creamy Arborio Rice, or risotto rice. Once cooked, simply stir in some pumpkin purée, and serve with your desired garnishes! Need a shortcut to delicious? Try the same toppings with our Butternut Squash Risotto, which is table-ready in 20 minutes. Just sauté, stir, simmer, serve, and soak up the compliments!

Tri-Color Blend Quinoa and Bacon Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Quinoa & Bacon Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Craving another way to cook Lundberg quinoa? Try our take on twice-baked sweet potatoes with Organic Tri-Color Quinoa, crispy bacon, onions, and rosemary. This recipe is family-friendly, fuss-free, and full of fall flavors fit for a new family tradition.

Wild Blend Rice with Apples Butternut Squash

Wild Blend with Apples & Butternut Squash

The rich color and full-bodied savory flavor of our Organic Wild Blend Rice—an organic wild rice medley with organic black rice, long grain brown rice, sweet brown rice, and red rice—pairs perfectly with crisp apples and sweet butternut squash! Simply sauté the apples and squash with onion and thyme. Then stir in some broth, combine with Wild Blend, sprinkle with walnuts, and bake for 20-25 minutes—until the squash is tender and your kitchen smells delicious!


Old Fashioned Rice Pudding

Old-Fashioned Rice Pudding

Our family is sweet on this recipe for Old-Fashioned Rice Pudding! Unlike most rice puddings, it calls for Organic Short Grain Brown Rice, which is one of the few varieties we grew when CEO Grant Lundberg was a kid. During the holiday season, Grant’s mom would bake a little charm inside the rice pudding, and whoever found it hidden in their dish would win a prize! But the rice pudding itself—sprinkled with cardamom and served with whipped cream—was prize enough.

Rice apple crisp

Rice Apple Crisp

Sugar, spice, and whole-grain brown rice! This recipe for Rice Apple Crisp is the perfect way to enjoy the fruits of your apple picking adventures. Just combine Organic Short Grain Brown Rice with apples, lemon juice, and Organic Sweet Dreams Brown Rice Syrup. Then sprinkle with a sweet, crumbly topping and bake for 30 minutes!

Slice of Pumpkin Pie with Quinoa Crust

Pumpkin Pie with Quinoa Pie Crust

For a gluten-free take on a holiday classic that everyone can enjoy, try using our Organic Tri-Color Quinoa Blend to make a creative crust for pumpkin pie! Plus, we think this whole-grain, healthier-for-you swap means you can go in for seconds guilt-free.

Pecan Tart

Decadent Dark Chocolate Pecan Tart

Pumpkin may be the star of the season, but pecan always has a place at our table—especially when it comes with dark chocolate! Our secret ingredient? Lundberg Brown Rice Syrup! What is brown rice syrup, you ask? It’s an unexpectedly delicious solution if you’re searching for an organic, low-fructose sweetener. Simply bring it to a boil over a low heat with unsweetened cocoa, egg yolks, brown sugar, butter, and cream. Then add vanilla and pour over pecans arranged in your favorite pie crust.


Holiday Leftovers on Rice

Go Wild with Leftovers

Our Organic Wild Blend Rice is right at home on your holiday table—or under your holiday leftovers! Pressed for time? Our Heat and Eat Organic Countrywild Rice Bowl can be ready in 90 seconds!


Check out our Recipes page and be sure to follow Lundberg on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for real-time inspiration! Have a recipe of your own to share? Tag us! We would love to see what’s on your plate.

Happy holidays from our family to yours!

Lundberg Brothers in field of Red Rice

Red Rice

Solar panels atop Lundberg's Administration Building and Drying & Storage Facilities.

Good Day Sunshine

Lundberg Organic Antique White and Tri-Color Blend Quinoa are shown with sweet and savory breakfast bowls.

Quinoa 101