Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Wild rice

The adventurer in me loves to try out new foods, so when I had the opportunity to try wild rice for the first time I didn't pass it up.
Wild rice is not really rice but actually the seed of marsh grass which is native to North America. When cooked, it has a mild nutty flavor, something about it kind of reminded me of green tea. It is rich in protein and dietary fiber, it is also rich in antioxidants. It contains zinc, phosphorous and folate. It is good for weight loss because of its high fiber content.

I decided to follow the instructions on the pack since it was my first time of making it. I think I'm going to play around with it next time and see how it goes.
Ingredients
2 cups wild rice
Water
Salt to taste
Method
Wash the rice in cold water. Place in a pot, pour in water above the level of the rice. Cover and cook for about 45 minutes to 1hour until the kernels are tender and open. Add a little water at a time when needed. Remove from heat and serve when all the water evaporates.
I served mine with mushroom and beef stir fry. Really nice and chewy.

2 comments:

  1. hiradata.blogspot.com27 November 2014 at 05:34

    Please can we have the recipe for the stir fry? That rice does look wild, though.

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  2. I will put that up soon, Hira. Lol.

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