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How to cook light, fluffy wild rice
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How to cook light, fluffy wild rice

 

Wild rice has a great-tasting flavour and plenty of nutrients to enrich your meal. Use our tips to make sure you prepare perfectly light and fluffy wild rice.

Cooking Instructions:

As is popular with most grains, the main techniques for preparing wild rice are: boiling and steaming. Similar to cooking beans, it is recommended that you soak your wild rice in water for about 2 hours before cooking. This will ensure that your rice is light and fluffy when cooked.

The ideal ratio is 1 cup of raw wild rice to 4 cups of water. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and allow to simmer for about 45 minutes on a low heat. Remember that wild rice will take longer to cook than regular rice due to the husk that is around the grains. Once cooked it will appear as if those husks have "popped" open.

How to cook light, fluffy wild rice

Top recipe using wild rice:

Recipe Instruction:

Take any dish that calls for brown or white rice and use wild rice instead! Wild rice can also be popped just like popcorn. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a pot before adding the rice kernels. Give it a good stir to ensure all of the kernels are covered in oil then put on the lid and wait for your tasty snack!

Where can you buy it: Pick ‘n Pay, Woolworths