Nutty Wild Rice and Shredded Brussels Sprout Stuffed Mini Pumpkins

INGREDIENTS 1 1/4 cups uncooked wild rice2 1/2 cups water6-8 mini pumpkins2 tbsps. olive oil3/4 lbs. brussels sprouts halved and then shredded, about 2 cups2 tbsps. fresh thyme chopped1 cup raw pecans chopped1/4 cup apple cider1 cup dried cranberriessalt + pepper to taste1 cup Manchego cheese shredded (optional) INSTRUCTIONS: In a large sauce pot, bring the water to a boil, add the wild rice. Cover and cook over low heat for 35-45 minutes or until the water is gone […]