I’ve been cooking wild rice quite often lately, and I really enjoy mixing it up with all kinds of dry fruit, vegetables, spices, sauces. It’s a really versatile and delicious whole grain with quite an impressive nutritional record. Here are some highlights:
- First of all, wild rice is gluten free which is great for a gluten free lifestyle. It is also rich in dietary fiber and low in fat.
- According to Wikipedia, when comparing wild rice to quinoa and oats in terms of a protein content, wild rice takes a proud second place (after oats) in protein content per 100 calories, while quinoa is the third. Thanks to all that protein and fiber, eating wild rice is much healthier than other kinds of carbohydrates, plus it will keep you feeling full longer taming that appetite, again thanks to all that protein and fiber.
- Finally, wild rice is a great source of certain minerals and B vitamins.
Wild rice is truly a great ingredient/resource to have in your pantry, and below are the simple instructions on how to cook it.