Before cooking Wild Rice start with:
Use an oven safe container with a tight fitting lid,
add the following ingredients:
Bake in oven at 350 degrees Farenheit/177 degrees Celcius for 45 mins up to one hour and a half stirring occasionally for as long as it takes to soak all of the liquid and for the wild rice to become popped. If it is crunchy then add more liquid. (the above image is that of properly cooked wild rice ready to eat).
It is very important to bake wild rice covered. If you do not have a covered dish to bake the wild rice in then make a cover with tinfoil.
When wild rice is cooked and ready to eay most people like the grains to be light and fluffy.
When cooking larger amounts of wild rice the cooking time will be longer.
NOTE: All wild rice grains are different in sizes due to growing conditions, therefore, the cooking times and liquid additions will vary a bit. You may need too add more liquid after 30 mins. Start with 1/4 cup and check in 10 mins and go from there.
This may seem like a lot of work but trust me, once you cook it you will figure it out and see how easy it is.
*You can also replace some of the water with stock if you wish.
*A rice cooker does a great job as well.
*A pressure cooker or "Insta-pot" works well to although only about half the amount of liquid will be needed.
*Wild Rice can be cooked on the stove top, although this can be more difficult.
*Some people enjoy their Wild Rice cooked so that the rice is just starting to pop. I prefer and recommend the wild rice fully popped, as this will absorb the flavours that you cook them in much better. Additional benefits to fully cooking the wild rice include that the body will be able to digest the food much easier and one gets the benefits of the high fiber, nutrients and protein.
Did you know that you can "POP" Wild Rice like popcorn? We can tell you how to do it. Just fill out the contact form on the last page and we will send you the instructions.