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

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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

504.9 calories; 10.7 g protein; 86.3 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 63.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
This is a very attractive dish. Not exactly quick, but you can't expect that with risotto. The effort is worth it. It could use a little more spice, but then again, I used dried tarragon which is not as flavourful as fresh. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/22/2011
As a positive this dish was very pretty - colorful great presentation. However other than the coconut there was simply no flavor in this dish. Read More
(4)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
This is a very attractive dish. Not exactly quick, but you can't expect that with risotto. The effort is worth it. It could use a little more spice, but then again, I used dried tarragon which is not as flavourful as fresh. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2009
This was a little time consuming due to precooking the wild rice. I would add more chicken broth or stock and less water next time to give it more flavor - otherwise it was great. I added chicken some parmesan cheese and asparagus in mine. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
02/22/2011
As a positive this dish was very pretty - colorful great presentation. However other than the coconut there was simply no flavor in this dish. Read More
(4)
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Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2009
This was a lot of work but that's risotto for you! My husband commented that it was bland but I enjoyed it quite a bit. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2018
I added some baked chicken. Very hearty fall meal. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
09/25/2018
I love the idea of adding wild rice to a risotto but the recipe lacks flavor. Using broth or stock instead of plain water certainly would help things. Adding the coconut milk washes away flavor. I ended up adding broth powder cauliflower and hot peppers. As is this is a recipe with potential. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/14/2012
I made my very first risotto tonight. I made it very simple substituting beef broth no white wine on hand. My family loved it:) Read More
Rating: 2 stars
04/14/2014
Way too over-done. Wild rice risotto is a great concept. As I was cooking it it actually tasted wonderful. But after I added the tomatoes peas and coconut milk it just turned into a disappointing confusion of flavors. I will make this again but will modify it heavily. I will cut the tomatoes peas and coconut milk double the wild rice use chicken stock instead of plain water (for the risotto) and add in a little butter and parmesan to finish it off instead of the coconut milk. With risotto less is more. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
12/28/2013
No flavor to this recipe. We don not use a lot of salt in our food but this needs either salt or butter. I would not recommend this dish. Read More