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Easy Wild Rice
Wild rice is a nutritious whole grain with a delicious nutty flavor. Enjoy it as a side dish or add to soups, salads and casseroles.
Servings: 4 servings
- 1 cup wild rice
- 3 cups cold water
- 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
To a medium saucepan, add the wild rice, water and optional salt and butter.
Bring to a boil on high heat, about 5 minutes.
Cover with a tight-fitting lid and reduce the heat to low.
Simmer for 45 to 60 minutes or until the grains are al dente. (It's no problem if there's some water leftover in the pot.)*
Drain any excess water remaining in the pot and fluff with a fork before serving.
- Recipe yield: 3 to 3 1/2 cups cooked wild rice depending on the variety.
- * If the grains are still too firm, add 1/2 cup boiling water and cook covered for 15 more minutes. If water is leftover in the pot but the rice tastes done, simply drain through a sieve and let the rice stand covered for 5 minutes.
- Storage: You can store cooked wild rice in the fridge for up to 3 days. Otherwise, freeze in a resealable plastic bag for up to 3 months. Reheat in the microwave.
Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg