Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Wild Rice Pilaf

I have always liked rice, especially wild rice with it's nutty flavor. I went to the local Earth Fare yesterday and bought some whole grain to add to my rice.  In the mix were...

Spelt Berries
Red Wheat Berries
Wild Rice (black, long, spikey looking)
Rye Berries
Extra Long Basmati Brown Rice

I mixed all these together in a big zip lock bag and cooked up a cup of it.  It makes about 2 1/2 cups cooked rice and boy is it good.  You can buy wild rice mixes which are good as well. I really like Royal Brand, I think they're the best.  Here's a great wild rice recipe...

2 1/2 cups water
1 cup wild rice mix
1 tbs coconut oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
4 leaves dried sage
1 tbs minced garlic


Using a small ovenproof pot with a tight-fitting lid, bring the water to a boil on the stove, add coconut oil, and all the spices and herbs. After 5 mins. add rice and cover. Let cook 10 mins on MED/HI, then turn down just below MED and let cook another 20 mins. Halfway through, peek in and give a quick stir. Transfer pot into 325° oven for 20 - 25 mins. or until all liquid has been absorbed. Take out, fluff with a fork and replace lid, let steam for 15 mins. is best. *You can add minced pecans or walnuts right before putting it in the oven.Enjoy!RouxBDoo


  1. Sounds like a good way to add whole grains to the diet.

    Happy 4th of July

  2. Thanks for your comment Ramona, my best blog reader. I hope you have a great 4th of July too.


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