Basic Wild Rice

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Recipe for Basic Wild Rice. Instructions for making basic wild rice were given to us by the Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council.


  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Makes About 4 Cups Cooked Rice
  2. Wash rice thoroughly. Place the wild rice, water and salt in a 3 quart heavy saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 45 to 60 minutes, or until rice has puffed and most of liquid has been absorbed. Fluff rice with a fork and cook, uncovered, to evaporate any excess liquid.
  3. PRESOAK METHOD -- Quick Method: Pour boiling water over wild rice and let set 30 minutes. Drain and proceed with basic preparation.