13 Wild Rice Recipes You’ll Make Again and Again
Wild Rice Salad with Beets, Grapes and Pecans
This wild rice dish from Food & Wine's Justin Chapple will be the prettiest and brightest-tasting side dish on the Thanksgiving table, but it's equally good any time of the year.
Wild Rice with Roasted Cauliflower and Nuts
This elegant dish would be a welcome accompaniment to a simple roast chicken.
Wild Rice Tabbouleh
Using wild rice instead of the traditional bulgur wheat makes this an easy gluten-free version of the classic Middle Eastern salad.
Herbed Wild Rice Salad
Even though wild rice has long been thought of as a wintry dish, this salad is a great way to get whole grains on the table during the warmer months, while using up your garden herbs.
Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole
Chef Gavin Kaysen of Spoon and Stable in Minneapolis updates this classic Minnesota flavor combo with fresh herbs, tender Swiss chard and an aromatic mushroom gravy. The dish is perfect for potlucks since it can be baked a day ahead.
Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Amanda Johnson uses leftover chicken or turkey, and wild rice harvested nearby, to make this lovely soup.
Hunter's Stew with Braised Beef and Wild Rice
David Ansel makes this stew with venison and venison stock, but it's equally delicious prepared with beef chuck. The meat is slowly braised in Madeira to bring out its rich flavor, then it's combined with beef-based broth and nutty, slightly crunchy wild rice.
Wild Rice with Roasted Fennel and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
For this wild rice dish you can roast the fennel a few days in advance--it will only get more flavorful.
Wild Rice Salad with Marcona Almonds
You can add a dash of smoked paprika (pimenton) and some shaved Manchego cheese to add more Spanish flair to this wild rice salad.
Mediterranean Wild Rice with Olives and Tomatoes
This wild rice dish can be thrown together using simple pantry ingredients.
Tortilla Soup with Wild Rice
Wild rice is a healthy and earthy addition to this hearty tortilla soup.
Wild Rice and Golden Beet Salad
Carissa Mondavi steams the golden beets gently to preserve their color and toothsomeness before tossing with nutty wild rice. Roasted leeks, walnuts, and a chive-and-Champagne vinaigrette complete this simple spring salad.
Braised Chicken Thighs with Apples and Wild Rice
Erick Harcey, one of Minneapolis’ most celebrated chefs, serves this braised chicken with his supreme riff on Rice-A-Roni. Tart Granny Smith apples and cider vinegar not only tenderize the chicken thighs but also act as the base for the incredible sauce.