Long Grain and Wild Rice Recipe

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
It doesn't get much easier than this side dish and making Wild Rice perfectly, just follow my simple directions.


Wild rice is a staple and well know in Minnesota and Canada where most of the rice comes from.


Perfect for a side dish with any meat you choose and done in around 45 minutes.


Although you can choose to cook this in plain water, I always do mine in chicken broth or beef broth which makes it perfectly yummy!


If you love rice recipes you may also like to try my Easy Fried Rice, Mom's Spanish Rice Recipe, Rice Almondine Marsala, and for dessert try our Easy Baked Minute Rice Pudding.


Scroll down to my printable recipe card for this delicious recipe.



this is a scoop of long grain and wild rice and how to make it from scratch on a white plate recipe











Easy Side Dish



This rice has a distinctive flavor or herbs and absorbs the flavors of the broth that's delicious.





The cool thing about wild rice is it's hand-harvested and shaken loose when harvested.




The rice has a nutty flavor that's so unique, it's a great addition to any pantry staple.




this is long grain and wild rice




Simple Ingredients You Will Need

  • wild rice
  • long-grain white or brown rice
  • chicken or beef broth
  • granulated garlic powder
  • salt, pepper
  • thyme, tarragon, dried Italian seasoning
  • butter
  • chopped fresh parsley for garnish



this is a stovetop pan of wild rice




Other Additions to Add

  • saute mushrooms
  • caramelized onions
  • chopped pecans while roasted or other nuts you like
  • add sliced fresh apples
  • raisins or craisins
  • boiled butternut or other squash you like just folded in after cooked
  • cooked chickpeas or other beans
  • fold in some boiled or fresh greens like escarole, spinach, or arugula
  • orange zest and cinnamon are two ingredients that enhance the flavor



this is a white ceramic dish with long grain and wild rice




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Suggestions




One of the tips I have is whatever you prefer to add to your rice, do it at the end after the rice is cooked and cook any other vegetables like mushrooms separately, then fold them in.


Keep in mind that there is a little bite to this rice and the grain is different than regular rice and it's normal.


Wild rice is great served as a bed undercooked chicken breast, a great stuffing inside pounded chicken or turkey breast also, it's very versatile in uses besides just being a side dish.


If you're looking for easy side dish recipes also check out my 30 Appetizers and Side Dish Recipe collection.


Long Grain Wild Rice Recipe

Long Grain Wild Rice Recipe

Yield: 5
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 50 MinTotal time: 55 Min
Most wild rice is grown and harvested from freshwater lakes and rivers in Minnesota and Canada. The rice is a delicious side dish for any meal.

Ingredients

  • Stovetop Method 
  • 1 cup long-grain brown or white rice
  • 1/2 cup Wild Rice
  • 4 cups of Chicken Broth or Beef Broth
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • Instant Pot Method
  • 1 cup long-grain brown or white rice
  • 1/2 cup Wild Rice
  • 1 1/2 cups Chicken Broth or Beef Broth
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • Seasoning for both versions: 
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder, salt pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon tarragon leaves
  • Optional Garnish:
  • Chopped fresh parsley
  • Suggestions and Additions after the rice is cooked:
  • saute mushrooms
  • caramelized onions
  • chopped pecans while roasted or other nuts you like
  • add sliced fresh apples
  • raisins or craisins
  • boiled butternut or other squash you like just folded in after cooked
  • cooked chickpeas or other beans
  • fold in some boiled or fresh greens like escarole, spinach, or arugula
  • orange zest and cinnamon are two ingredients that enhance the flavor

Instructions

  1. Stovetop:
  2. In a  medium-sized saucepan add the rice and broth and seasonings bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Set the heat to low and simmer for 45 to 50 minutes, stirring a few times during that time period.
  4. When wild rice is done cooking, let side the broth will absorb into the rice.
  5. Serve with seasonings and if prefer chopped fresh parsley and butter.
  6. Instant Pot:
  7. Add the rice into the instant pot.
  8. Add the broth and seasonings.
  9. Turn the knob to seal the pressure cooker.
  10. Set to pressure cooker mode for 35 minutes.
  11. Release the quick seal away from your face using a long kitchen utensil.
  12. Open the pot, place the rice in a dish, and fluff with a fork garnish if preferred.

Calories

82.69

Fat (grams)

0.80

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.07

Carbs (grams)

15.20

Fiber (grams)

1.18

Net carbs

14.02

Sugar (grams)

1.66

Protein (grams)

4.37

Sodium (milligrams)

1018.14

Cholesterol (grams)

5.48
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this is a scoop of long grain and wild rice and how to make it from scratch on a white plate recipe



9 comments

  1. I love the earthy, nutty and chewy wild rice! This looks so yummy.

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  2. This looks so delicious and tasty! I can't wait to give this a try! My family is going to love this!

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  3. Wild rice is so yummy! Thanks for the tip on using broth - that really elevates the flavor.

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  4. I'm always trying to mix up our side dishes, and this looks like the perfect recipe to try to do that! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. What's better than rice? Herbed rice! Thanks for this recipe.

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  6. I love wild rice but would never have thought about putting it with long grain rice. This is such a good idea! I also love all the herbs in this too. Such a great recipe for a tasty side dish.

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  7. This is the perfect side dish for winter meals--so cozy and comforting!

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  8. I regularly make rice but have never tried wild rice. This looks really delicious and healthy. Must try it if I can get hold of some wild rice.

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  9. This sounds SO comforting and delicious ... I love the mixture of rices and the herbs you used.

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