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Wild Rice

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Wild Rice
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Wild rice is larger and much denser than the rice most of us usually cook, so more water and longer cooking times are required. But, the great nutty taste, chewy texture, and superior health benefits make it all worthwhile.

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes


  • 1 cup wild rice, rinsed
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tbsp butter or oil
  • salt to taste


  1. Combine the rice, water and butter in a pot with a tight fitting lid.

  2. Bring up to a boil, uncovered.

  3. Turn the heat down to low and cover.

  4. Simmer for about 1 hour, or until the rice is tender, but still slightly firm, and pleasantly chewy. All the water should be absorbed. It's a good idea to check after 45 minutes for doneness, and to see if more water needs to be added.

  5. Fluff up the grains with a fork and add salt to taste.
Note: You may need to adjust the cooking time, and/or add more water depending on the brand of wild rice you use. You can always add a bit of water during the cooking if it looks like it's getting dry.
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 3 out of 5
, Member Eva555

Whoever said that the rice from the Native Americans takes longer to cook than other rice is wrong. It only take about 15 to 20 min. same as other rice except for the commercial black paddy rice that is also called Wild Rice. That stuff is terrible. the Native american rice is the best rice.

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