HOW TO: Cook Wild Rice

HOW TO: Cook Wild Rice

Wild rice isn’t actually “rice,” but actually it is the seed of a species of aquatic grass that grows primarily in the Great Lakes region of North America. Most of the wild rice available in the supermarket is specially cultivated in Minnesota & California.

This beautiful “seed” can be used to transform so many dishes into a delightfully nutritious meal! Plus it’s pretty unique in color and texture.


First you need to prepare your wild rice by first rinsing it. Using a fine-mesh strainer, add the wild rice & rinse in the sink with cold water. Shake to drain.

Then, using your choice of liquids, add 4 cups align with the rinsed wild rice to a saucepan {I usually use more vegetable stock than water} with salt. Bring the water to a boil on high heat.

Once the water reaches a boil, lower the heat to keep it at a steady simmer & cover the pan. Cook the rice for 45 minutes on a low simmer. Be sure to check the rice. The rice will be chewy & some of the seeds should have bursted open. It may need an extra 5-10 minutes, cook the rice until tender.

Once done, drain the remainder of liquid. Fluff  the cooked wild rice with a fork & use it however desired.

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HOW TO: Cook Wild Rice
Wild Rice is so simple to cook using 1 part rice with 3 parts liquid!
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
cups
Ingredients
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
cups
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. First you need to prepare your wild rice by first rinsing it. Using a fine-mesh strainer, add the wild rice & rinse in the sink with cold water. Shake to drain.
  2. Then, using your choice of liquids, add 4 cups align with the rinsed wild rice to a saucepan {I usually use more vegetable stock than water} with salt. Bring the water to a boil on high heat.
  3. Once the water reaches a boil, lower the heat to keep it at a steady simmer & cover the pan. Cook the rice for 45 minutes on a low simmer. Be sure to check the rice. The rice will be chewy & some of the seeds should have bursted open. It may need an extra 5-10 minutes, cook the rice until tender.
  4. Once done, drain the remainder of liquid. Fluff with a fork & use it however desired.
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