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February 26, 2021 - No Comments!

Potato Pancakes with Wild Rice

Photo by Elaine West

The creamy taste of these potato pancakes made with Sandhill Wild Rice, cheese and sour cream will beef up your breakfast eggs, and makes for a delicious dinner side dish. It's a handy recipe for using up leftover mashed potatoes, too!

2 1/2 c mashed potatoes
1 c cooked Sandhill Wild Rice
1 egg
1/2 c flour
3/4 c shredded cheese
Sour cream
Green onions (chopped)
Salt, pepper and garlic salt to taste

Mix the first five ingredients together. Form into a ball and flatten by hand. Fry in oil until golden brown on both sides.

Garnish with sour cream and green onions.

February 3, 2021 - No Comments!

Minted Wild Rice Salad

Photo by Elaine West

The fresh tastes of mint and orange liven up this Minted Wild Rice Salad that can serve as a meal itself or pairs well with lunch offerings like quiche or a baked chicken dinner.

1 c (1/2 lb) raw Sandhill Organic Wild Rice
5 1/2 c defatted chicken stock or water
1 c chopped and toasted almonds
1 c dried cranberries
Grated zest of 1 large orange
1/4 c chopped fresh mint
4 scallions (green onions), well rinsed and thinly sliced
1/4 c olive oil
1/3 c fresh orange juice
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Put the rice in a saucepan and run cold water over it. Drain out water.

Add the stock or water and bring to rapid boil. Adjust the heat to a gentle simmer and cook, uncovered for 25 minutes. After 20 minutes, check for doneness; the rice should not be too soft. Strain out any excess liquid. Trance the drained rice to a bowl.

Add the remaining ingredients to the rice and toss gently. Adjust the seasonings and let the mixture stand for 2 hours to allow the flavors to develop.

Serve at room temperature.