How to Cook Canadian Organic Wild Rice

Yield: 3-4 cups of cooked wild rice.

Take one cup of uncooked Canadian organic lake grown wild rice and rinse, drain and rinse again.
Put the uncooked organic wild rice and 3 to 4 cups of water in a heavy saucepan. You can add seasonings for flavour. Examples: salt, lemon pepper, chicken or beef bouillon cubes, or chicken or beef broth (would replace water).
Bring water to a boil and stir. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 40-50 minutes or just until kernels puff open.
Be careful not to overcook as with any rice it gets mushy. Drain any excess liquid. For chewier texture cook less time.

To decrease cooking time – soak the rice overnight. Drain and add fresh water to boil.
The photo is my favourite way to eat wild rice. Saute onions, lots of garlic and add the cooked wild rice. Yummy!!

Hints and Tips

Keep your Canadian organic wild rice in an airtight container and it will keep for years.
I usually cook my wild rice in large quantities (I have three kids). Because it does take quite a bit of time to cook it, I cook it then freeze it cooked in zip lock bags. Then when I get home from work, I can get out a bag, throw it in a pan add some garlic, onions and mushrooms and have a great side dish that is nutritious. I also add it to most of my homemade soups and turkey dressing. You can find recipes to use organic wild rice in desserts as well. One area that is certainly catching on is to grind it into flour and use it in bread, etc. Enjoy!

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