Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wild Rice

Wild rice was eaten in north America long before the European settlers arrived. I have always loved this nutty flavored rice. I had never cooked it on its own before. I always created a rice blend with brown basmati rice. They both take a long time to cook so they can be paired together. I have to say the wild rice tasted very good on its own.


I make this rice occasionally mixed in with our regular basmati brown rice. Years ago when I made it for the first time my daughter, then 5, said it looked like little leeches. Not exactly the kind of description I want to hear when I am about to put something in my mouth. But she ate it without complaint. Since then it has been a part of our diet, though infrequently.

You will need
1 cup wild rice
3 cups water
1 tsp. black pepper
salt to taste

Here is a sample of what the grain looks like uncooked.


In a pan boil water with the wild rice. Add black pepper and salt to taste. Continue to cook the rice for the next 40-50 minutes. The rice grain will split open when they are cooked. Turn off heat.

10 comments:

  1. Never cooked or tasted wild rice...looks so long right!

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  2. I love the nuttiness of wild rice. It's been a long time I bought it. Will look for it.

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  3. Even love wild rice but it sure takes very long to cook isn't it :) you are doing a great job !!

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  4. Never seen this rice before thank you for introducing.

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  5. I never cooked wild rice and I do not remember eating it either. I should try it sometime.

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  6. Learnt something new today.Haven't seen wild rice!!

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  7. Never made them, though i get it here, must give it a try!!1

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  8. Never tried before but would love to try now..

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  9. The wild rice really looks wild..LOL.. can imagine your daughter's comment.

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  10. LOL at Vaishalis comment. I love the look of the wild rice. New to me.

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