Are you a rice or a potato person? I am 90% of the time a potato gal except when we are talking about wild rice.
not in a box?
There is always a box of that Uncle’s Wild Rice in my pantry. I sometimes whip it up for a quick side. It may have been fixed it for my lunch a couple of times as well. I mean it really is just a perfect little side (or lunch)….and then I discovered something at the store one day.
Just imagine it I am walking down the grain aisle to grab some couscous and sitting right there is a bag of wild rice. But wait, it’s not in a box. It can’t be as good as the box…there was no way. Can it?
OK let’s try it…
As I was standing there I noticed that it was sale so I thought why not, lets give it a shot. Since I am going to make it from scratch I decided to add in some of my favorite flavors. Onion & garlic, and more garlic.
To make the rice super yummy I start with softening the onions and garlic a little. Next I toast the rice a little. Yes, you read that right. I add in the rice to the onions and garlic and let it get a little toasty giving it just a little something extra special.
I also cook my rice in chicken stock, but in water would be delicious as well…it is just my little thing.
And the verdict is…
I LOVE IT!! It is just as easy as the box version, but even better as you can make it your own. If you want to add fresh herbs you can. Want to omit the garlic? Do it. If you want to add in an asian flair…try it. The options are endless!
Whether you are a rice or potato person I know you will love this wild rice. Make sure to let me know how you made it your own as well!!