Despite its name, wild rice is not actually rice. It's the seed of an aquatic grass that's native to North America. Use it to add an earthy, nutty flavour to soups, salads and stuffing or serve it as a side dish with poultry, game and seafood.
Wild rice packs a nutritional punch with high amounts of vitamins B and E, iron and calcium. It's easily digestible and has almost twice the amount of fiber and protein as brown rice.
To judge how much rice you will need for a recipe, keep in mind one cup of uncooked wild rice will yield about three cups of cooked rice. Wash your wild rice in cold water before cooking it.
Once it's cooked, it will last for about 3 to 4 days in the fridge, or up to 6 months in the freezer. Store uncooked wild rice in an air-tight container, in a cool, dry place.
Give these wild rice recipes a try.