Wild Risotto


This recipe contains wild rice, hence the name wild risotto. Both wild rice and Italian Arborio rice can be found at most grocery stores.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
4 servings


  • 5 cups water

  • ¼ cup uncooked wild rice

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 6 green onions, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ cups uncooked Arborio rice

  • ½ cup white wine

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon

  • 2 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped

  • cup coconut milk

  • 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed


  1. In a saucepan, bring 1 cup water to a boil. Add the wild rice, cover the pan, and reduce the heat. Simmer for 25 minutes; drain well.

  2. Bring 4 cups water to simmer in a large saucepan. Keep the water simmering while you begin step number 3.

  3. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan. Saute the scallions and garlic over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Add the Arborio rice; stir it for 2 minutes.

  4. Pour the wine, the wild rice, and the tarragon into the frying pan. Cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes.

  5. Pour 1/2 cup of the heated water into the frying pan. Stir frequently until the liquid is absorbed, then add 1/2 cup more water. Continue adding the water in this manner, waiting between additions until the liquid is absorbed and stirring frequently. After about 18 to 20 minutes most of the liquid should be absorbed, and the rice should be tender but still slightly chewy.

  6. When all of the water is absorbed, add the tomatoes, coconut milk, and peas. Stir in the mixture, and simmer it, stirring often, until most of the liquid is absorbed. Serve at once.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

505 Calories
11g Fat
86g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 505
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Sodium 64mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 86g 31%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 16mg 79%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 351mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.