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Northwoods Wild Rice

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"My recipe uses a product native to the north-central United States, wild rice. Wild rice is not a rice at all, but rather a grass seed. It was a staple in the diet of the early American Indians and remains a favorite today because of its crunchy texture. This dish is especially good served with poultry."
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Place rice, water and salt in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer; cook 45 minutes or until tender. Uncover and fluff with a fork. Simmer for 5 additional minutes. Drain any liquid. While rice is cooking, fry bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels. In a skillet, melt butter and saute onion, celery and mushrooms until tender. Add rice, seasoned salt and pepper. Heat through. Just before serving, top with cashews and reserved bacon.
  2. For a make-ahead dish, place cooked rice mixture in a 2-qt. casserole; top with cashews and bacon. Refrigerate until ready to reheat. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-30 minutes.

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Most helpful positive review

I used this recipe to get an idea for how I could cook the real deal "wild rice" (not the boxed kind), and this recipe's measurements of 1 and 1/2 cups of wild rice with 4 cups of water is near ...

Most helpful critical review

It was great but needed more flavor. I might use this recipe again but maybe add more spices.

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I used this recipe to get an idea for how I could cook the real deal "wild rice" (not the boxed kind), and this recipe's measurements of 1 and 1/2 cups of wild rice with 4 cups of water is near ...

What a wonderful, nutty side dish! I made the dish in advance, reconstituted dried cranberries and added them to the mixture. Also, I stirred in the bacon and the cashews instead of leaving th...

this was sOoOoo good! i read other reviews and decided to spice it up a lil bit, so i added some cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, extra garlic and cranberries... amazing

I loved this recipe. I made it with a mix of whole grains and double smoked bacon. I made it for the first time when my husbands boss was over for dinner and it was a hit I served it with garlic...

Finally a recipe that actually uses wild rice. So many that claim to be wild rice recipes use a boxed blend that contains very little actual wild rice. If you can't find authentic wild rice in y...

We loved this. We eat a lot of rice and were looking to add something new. My kids loved it. Will definitely be making again. Thanks so much for sharing. It turned out perfect.

Great recipe! I had to change it a bit but it was fantastic and I'm sure the original would be too. I used portobello mushrooms, 1/4 tsp of celery seed instead of celery, and substituted sunfl...

Amazing! I had to use almonds and I think they were just as good for a substitute and then I added a dash of cayenne pepper. Very good wild rice recipe. Thank you for sharing!