Wild rice is nutritious, nutty and aromatic. Paired with shallots and garlic, it is rustic, and makes a beautiful addition to any dish!
- 1 cup wild rice
- 6 cups water
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup diced leeks (substitutions- sweet onion or shallot)
- 1-2 teaspoon of diced sauted garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- Bring 6 cups water to a boil. Add 1 tsp. salt and 1 cup wild rice. Bring back to a boil before reducing heat to maintain a low boil. Cook until rice is tender, about 50-65 minutes (I cooked mine for 60 minutes). Drain excess water or lift out of water. Boiled wild rice tends to have tender, but intact kernels. It is easy to make it just takes a little longer than normal rice! It is worth the wait…
- While wild rice is simmering, saute in a little olive oil- ½ cup shallots (4 minutes) and then add 1-2 teaspoons of diced garlic (3-5 more minutes) on medium heat. Add garlic and shallots, salt and pepper to wild rice once it is done!