Cook wild rice for 40 minutes .
How to cook wild rice
You will need – 1.5 cups of rice, 4.5 cups of water
1. Pour water over wild rice, leave for 12 hours.
2. Drain water from wild rice.
3. Pour water into a saucepan and add rice (for 1.5 cups of rice, 4.5 cups of water).
4. Cook for 40 minutes on low heat under the lid with salt and spices.
5. Drain the water, salt the rice, add spices and mix.
As an independent dish, wild rice is not used in cooking. Boiled wild rice can be cooked with vegetables.
Fun facts about wild rice
Wild rice is actually the herb Zizania aquatica, which grows in North America.
The calorie content of wild rice is 101 kcal/100 grams.
The cost of wild rice is from 600 to 1500 rubles / 1 kilogram (the cost in Moscow as of June 2020). In Russia, wild rice is only imported, it is considered a VIP product.
The ratio of wild rice and water during cooking is 1:3.
Wild rice with vegetables
Wild rice – 1 cup
Eggplant – 1 small
Zucchini – 1 piece
Bulgarian pepper – 1 piece
Tomatoes – 2 pieces
Onion – 1 small head
Garlic – 1 prong
Olive oil – 2 tablespoons
Parsley – 1 bunch
Thyme – 1 sprig
Rosemary – 1 sprig
Butter – cube 10 grams
Salt and pepper – to taste
How to cook rice with vegetables
1. Soak wild rice in cold water for 12 hours.
2. Pour wild rice into a saucepan, pour 3.5 cups of water.
3. Put the pan on a quiet fire, bring to a boil and cook for 30 minutes, then drain the water and season with butter.
4. Eggplant, zucchini, pepper wash and peel.
5. Cut the eggplant into cubes with a side of 2 centimeters.
6. Pour eggplant into a bowl, sprinkle with salt, mix and leave for 15 minutes.
7. Peel the garlic and put it through a garlic press.
8. Cut the zucchini into circles.
9. Peel and cut the onion into half rings.
10. Cut the tomatoes into cubes.
11. Finely chop the pepper.
12. Heat up the pan, pour in the olive oil.
13. Put the eggplant, zucchini, peppers, tomatoes, onions and garlic in the pan.
14. Thyme and rosemary put in a pan, salt, pepper and simmer for 10 minutes.
15. Add rice, mix and simmer for another 5 minutes.