Wild Rice


Wild rice is not true rice; it is the seed of an aquatic grass. Higher in protein and B vitamins than regular rice, it has a nutty flavor and fluffy texture. Use in salads, dressings, pilaf, soups and puddings.

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Wild Rice & Red Quinoa Pilaf Print
Serves 4

  • 1-2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 2 3/4 cups water or vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 cup Zursun Wild Rice & Red Quinoa Blend, rinsed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley and chives, finely chopped
  1. In saucepan, heat olive oil on medium heat. Add the onion, celery and carrot and cook until just soft. Add the water or broth and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the wild rice and quinoa blend, salt and pepper, and bring to a boil. Cover and lower heat to simmer, and cook for approximately 35-40 minutes. Garnish with chopped parsley and chives.

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Wild Rice Salad with Smoked Turkey, Toasted Almonds and Dried Cranberries Print
Serves 4

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup Zursun wild rice
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup diced smoked turkey
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tbsp. toasted sliced almonds
  1. Rinse rice under cold running water until water is clear. In medium saucepan bring water to a boil. Stir in rice. Cook, covered, over low heat, until water is absorbed and rice is tender, 35-45 minutes. Do not remove lid or stir while rice is cooking. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Cool.
  2. In a salad bowl whisk the oil and lemon juice. Add the cooked rice, turkey and cranberries. Toss to combine. Sprinkle with the almonds.

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