June 22, 2020 · Comments Off on Recipes

Recipes

Wild rice is an aquatic grass harvested for its seed.  Since it isn't a rice, it doesn't cook like rice. In fact, it is much easier! It cooks like pasta! Take the lid off as often as you wish when cooking. If you need more water during cooking, add it. Test for texture at about 20 minutes and continue to cook until desired texture. 

Sandhill Organic Wild Rice is faster cooking than some of the other wild rices on the market, but it does take a little longer than white or brown rice. As it takes 20 to 25 minutes to cook and with everyone’s busy schedules, we recommend cooking the entire 16 oz bag of wild rice at one time. Put in the refrigerator or freeze in one cup container to use in your favorite recipes.

BASIC COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Rinse thoroughly with cold water and drain.
Bring 3 1/2 cups water or stock to a boil.
Add a pinch of salt.
Stir in 1 cup uncooked Wild Rice, reduce heat and simmer, covered 20-25 minutes or just until kernels puff open.
Uncover and fluff with a fork and simmer an additional 5 minutes. Drain off any excess liquid and serve.
Yield: 3 to 4 cups.

INSTAPOT COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Rinse thoroughly with cold water and drain.
Add 2 1/2 cups liquid and 1 cup rinsed rice to Instapot.
Cook on High pressure for 11 minutes for an al dente texture, 12 minutes for a softer texture.
Quick-release, drain excess liquid and serve.
Instead of water, the following can be substituted:

  • Chicken, beef or vegetable stock
  • Bone broth for added protein
  • Miso broth
  • Cinnamon stick and whole cloves added to lightly salted water.

BREAKFAST

Substitute Sandhill Organic Wild Rice for steel cut oats for breakfast cereal. It’s high in protein and super easy to cook. Add in any combination of fruits (fresh and dried), nuts, coconut, chocolate, honey, brown sugar, and bacon for a breakfast on the wild side. Set up a breakfast bar for guest and family and let them create their own unique cereal. 

Wild Rice Coconut Cereal

1 c cooked Sandhill Organic Wild Rice
1/4 c coconut
1 tbsp. chia seeds
1 tbsp. flax seed
1 tsp.  brown sugar (optional)
1/2 cup milk or nut milk

Mix all ingredients except milk in serving bowl. Pour milk on top of combined ingredients and serve. Can be served cold or warmed in microwave for 45 seconds.

Serving size – 1.

Wild Rice Fruit Nut Cereal

1 c cooked Sandhill Organic Wild Rice
1/2 apple, chopped
1/2 c chopped walnuts or almonds
1/4 c maple syrup or honey

Combine all ingredients in serving bowl! Enjoy!

Serving size – 1

Sweet and Savory Wild Rice Cereal

1 c cooked Sandhill Organic Wild Rice
1 piece bacon
1/8 c raisins
1 tbsp. maple syrup

Fry bacon until crispy. Place on paper towel to cool. Crumble. Mix wild rice, raisins and maple syrup in serving bowl. Top with crumbled bacon.

Serving size – 1

Sandhill Wild Rice Omelet

3 eggs
Salt and pepper to taste
½ cup cooked Sandhill Organic Wild Rice
¼ cup shredded cheddar or jack cheese
2 tbsp. salsa

In small bowl whisk eggs, salt and pepper together. Heat an 8-in. nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add egg mixture. As eggs set, lift edges, letting uncooked portion flow underneath. When nearly set, spoon wild rice over eggs; fold in half and press down lightly for about 30 seconds. Remove and put on serving plate. Top with cheese and salsa.

LUNCH OR DINNER

Sandhill Wild Rice Burgers

5 c cooked Sandhill Organic Wild Rice
1 c mushrooms, finely diced
1/4 c finely diced onions
1 tsp. crushed garlic
4 eggs
1 1/2 c mayonnaise
1 c breadcrumbs
1 tsp. each salt, pepper
1 tbsp. oil

Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Form into patties.   Heat 1 tbsp. oil over medium high heat. Add the patties and fry until browned on both sides. Serve on bun, wrap or lettuce with your favorite condiments. 

DESSERT

Wild Side Cookies

1 c butter
2 1/2 c flour
1 c brown sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 c white sugar
1/2 c chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c raisins
2 eggs
1/2 c nuts, chopped
1 c cooked Sandhill Organic Wild rice (finely chopped)
1/2 c coconut    

Blend butter, sugars and vanilla until fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs.  In a separate bowl mix all dry ingredients. Add to butter mixture and mix until combined. Stir in wild rice, chocolate chips, raisins, nuts and coconut. 

Bake 14 minutes at 350 degrees.