We got wild rice in the store this week and all I can say is Hooraaaaaay! I was so excited the second I saw the box that I took pictures right away and posted them on our Facebook Page. Yes...I'm a bit of a grain geek, but that's what we like right? Walking geeks of grain? We get our rice from a company called Fall River Wild Rice. If you want to learn more about their rice, you can read about it here.
Cooking Wild Rice Using the Stovetop MethodWash 1 cup uncooked wild rice thoroughly. Add to 3 cups boiling water, salted to taste, in a heavy saucepan. Return water to boil and stir. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 50-60 minutes or just until kernals puff open. Uncover and fluff with table fork. Simmer five additional minutes. Drain any excess liquid. For chewier texture cook less time. Yield: 3-4 cups of cooked wild rice. (For additional flavor, try cooking in beef or chicken broth)
Cooking Wild Rice Using the Oven MethodWash 1 cup uncooked wild rice thoroughly. Combine with 2 cups water in a covered 2-quart casserole. Cover and bake at 350 F for 1 hour. Check wild rice. Ad more water, if needed, and fluff with a fork. Continue baking for 1/2 hour. wild rice should be moist, not dry. Yield: 3-4 cups cooked wild rice. (For additional flavor, try cooking in beef or chicken broth)
Cooking Wild Rice Using the Microwave MethodWash 1 cup uncooked wild rice thoroughly. Combine with 3 cups water in a covered 2-quart glass casserole. Microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes. Microwave on MEDIUM (50 percent power) for 30 minutes. Let stand 10-15 minutes, drain. Yield: 3-4 cups cooked wild rice. (For additional flavor, try cooking in beef or chicken broth)
|U.S. Wild Rice Nutrients:|
Based on 1/2 cup cooked wild rice Amount per Serving:
|Calories from fat||10|
|Total Fat 1g||2%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Trans Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 68g||23%|
|Dietary Fiber 6g||24%|
|* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.|
We have it for 5$ a lb, in a 5 lb box. If they sell fast enough, we will order more and keep them in stock.