Native Harvest Wild Rice Recipes

Native Harvest organic wild rice is distinct from "paddy" or commercially available rice. The rice is a highly textured, uneven grain, medium brown in color and with a nutty smell. The following recipes for wild rice are from Native Harvest.

Wild Rice

Note: Cooked wild rice will triple in volume.

Ingredients:

1 cup wild rice

3 cups water

1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon salt

I cup of beef or chicken bouillon (optional)

Directions: Wash wild rice in three changes of hot tap water. In saucepan, heat the wild rice, water, and salt (bullion optional) until it starts boiling. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer until wild rice has absorbed the water, about 20 minutes. Wild rice should be tender but not "rolled back."

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Wild Rice Stuffing

Ingredients:

1 cup wild rice

3 cups chicken broth

1 cup diced celery

1/4 cup instant minced onion

1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted

1 small can mushrooms or 1/3 lb. of fresh mushrooms

1/3 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon sage

1/4 teaspoon thyme

Directions: Prepare rice with chicken broth, using preferred cooking method. Sauté celery, onions and mushrooms (if using fresh mushrooms) in butter 2-3

minutes, combining with rice and seasonings. Will stuff a 10-pound turkey.

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Wild Rice Fruit Salad

3 cups cooked wild rice, cooled

1 11 oz. can mandarin oranges, drained

1 16 oz. can chunk pineapple, drained

1 3 oz. jar maraschino cherries, drained and halved

1 3 oz. package orange Jell-o (don't dissolve)

1 cup miniature marshmallows

Shredded coconut

Directions: Combine all ingredients except coconut in a bowl. Sprinkle with coconut. Serves 8-10.

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