We’re talking about wild rice today. Wild rice isn’t rice at all, it’s actually a grass, if you can believe that. It’s a wild grass and its cultivated now. Once upon a time it was something that you’d see growing
by ponds. But it’s cultivated now, it’s quite excellent. This comes from the wild grass itself, it’s got its own little fruit, if you will and that’s what this wild rice is. We will take 2/3 of a portion, 2/3 of a cup of wild rice to 2 1/2 cups of water. It’s a different proportion than if you were to do rice. Rice is a 2 to 1 ratio. This one is is a little bit off. Don’t ask me what it is, because I’m not good at math. You need to remember something, that when
you’re dealing with anything, wild rice, quinoa we’ve done before as well, or you’re done rice, dried beans, anything like that, you’re dealing with an agricultural product that honestly is dirty. They’ve cleaned it up, but it’s not it’s not as clean as you need to make it. So make sure that you rinse it off really well. Some people even will use hot water to make sure that it’s been cleaned up really well. I just let the water run and just keep it moving at all times. Now wild rice is one of those things that the more you cook it with more a savory thing, the better the flavor is going to be. So you could cook it with chicken broth, you cook it with a beef broth, even a vegetable broth. Or you can just cook it with water, that’ll work too. A lot of times people will cook wild rice with brown rice and have more of a pilaf to go with it. But I think it’s just really good all by itself. So there’s your wild rice and again we need 2 1/2 cups of water. So there’s 2 cups and there’s 1/2 cup. Notice I’m using this awesome little cup. Usually on a liquid measure, you need to make sure you’re eyeballing it from here. But this measuring cup you can do it
from above, so you can see what it is. It’s one of those OXO products, which I think are really great. Anyway they did it right with this one. So now I’m ready to go. All I have to do is put that on the stovetop and simmer it for about 30-45 minutes. Now the reason that it has such a different amount for cooking time, because 15 minutes is big difference. Some people like it really super chewy and some people like it more like a rice. So if you do the 30 minute version, you
really get it more chewy, more crunchy, you might take a little bit more longer to eat. If you do it for 45 minutes, then what you’re looking at is something that’s going to be a lot more tender and more rice-like. So your choice, but take a look at wild rice.
Wild rice is full of fiber, lots of trace minerals and B vitamins. So it’s it is something to put on your plate and some kind of a
consideration. Instead of rice this time, why don’t you just
try wild rice, give it a try and see what you think. I think you’ll like it.