Wild Rice

  • Wild Rice
  • Wild Rice

Ready to get a little wild with your next meal? Go crazy with Organic Wild Rice, a deliciously unique grain that livens up even the most boring meals. Wild rice makes a tasty and nutritious side dish and is perfect as a hearty base for entrees and salads. It has a larger grain size than other types of rice and a robust flavor that's distinctly earthy and slightly nutty. Unlike cultivated brown rice, Organic Wild Rice is a true wild rice that's not genetically modified or altered in any way. Wild rice is the grain of an aquatic plant that grows wild in North America. It's a good source of protein and fiber. Organic Wild Rice is also naturally gluten-free so everyone can enjoy its delicious flavor.

Item #070155 (1lb) Wild & 080586 (1lb) Quick Cooking Wild

Ingredients: Wild Rice. Ingredients Updated: 10/15/15.

Allergy Information: Wild Rice is naturally gluten-free, but repacked in a facility and/or on equipment that processes peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy and milk. 

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Rice Cooking Methods

For Quick Cooking Wild Rice, please follow the directions on the package.

STOVETOP

1. In a heavy bottomed saucepan bring water or broth and rice to a full boil. (It is important to accurately measure liquids and the rice as directed on the package.) Stir. You can also add salt and butter (optional).

2. Cover with a tight fitting lid, immediately reduce heat to low simmer, and cook for the stated time on the package. (Do not lift the lid to peek! Do not stir the rice while cooking! Just let it simmer…)

3. When time’s up remove from heat (with the lid still on!) and let the rice steam for 10 minutes. Now you can take the lid off and check the rice. Using a wooden spoon, look down to the bottom of the saucepan. If all the water is absorbed and the rice is tender, fluff with a fork and serve. If you see liquid, cover and cook a few minutes longer.

4. If the rice is crunchy or you prefer more tender rice, add 1-2 tablespoons more liquid and cook a few minutes longer.

5. If the rice is too soft or mushy, or if you prefer al dente rice, try reducing the amount of water by 1-2 tablespoons and cook as usual.

MICROWAVE OVEN Wattages vary in microwave ovens. The times listed are suggestions; you may need to adjust for your MW oven. Try reducing the power setting if you have boil overs, esp. if you have a high wattage MW oven.

1. Use a 4 quart deep microwave baking dish, with a lid or MW safe plastic wrap.

2. In MW dish combine rice and water according to package directions. Stir.

3. For White Rice: Cover and cook on HIGH (full power) 3-4 minutes or until boiling. Reduce setting to MEDIUM (50% power) and cook 15 minutes. Let steam, covered, 5 minutes.

4. For Brown Rice: Cover and cook on HIGH (full power) 3-4 minutes or until boiling. Reduce setting to LOW-MEDIUM (40% power) and cook 37–40 minutes. Let steam, covered, 5 minutes.

5. The dish will be hot! Carefully uncover dish to allow steam to escape.

6. Fluff with fork and serve.

CONVENTIONAL OVEN Cooking rice in the oven while the rest of the dinner is baking is a good use of energy.

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Measure out rice according to package directions and place in an oven proof baking pan.

3. Measure out cold water or broth according to package directions; place in a sauce pan, cover, and bring to boiling. Pour into baking dish with rice. Stir and cover tightly. Place in oven on the middle rack.

4. For White Rice: Cook 25 minutes; let steam 5 minutes.

5. For Brown Rice: Cook 60 minutes; let steam 5 minutes.

6. Fluff with a fork and serve.

RICE COOKER Rice cookers offer “set it and forget it” convenience. Follow the directions that come with your rice cooker for the rice to water ratio. The rice cooker sensor will turn it off automatically when all the water is absorbed. Let steam with the lid on for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.