Discussion Minnestoa cultivated Wild Rice.

whm1974

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Back a few months ago, a few days before the local Shop'Save shut it doors, I brought two 1lb bags of black wild rice for 80% off. I haven't cooked any yet, but I'am thinking about using it next time I open a can of Keystone chicken.

That was the first time I've seen any bags of Wild Rice for sale anywhere. From a brief search on the Web that stuff is pretty expensive. Not something I will buy very often.
 
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I only like it cut with regular rice. The weird flavor is too strong when I just eat it alone.
 
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Same. The texture is weird too, dont like it; too chewy.
 
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I grew up in Minnesota.
They forced me to eat that crap regularly.
I hate it.
HATE IT!
 

skull

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My mom uses an Uncle Bens brand wild rice all the time, good stuff.
 

pete6032

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Wild rice soup is very good.
 
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I love wild rice, has lots of flavor!
 

whm1974

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I only like it cut with regular rice. The weird flavor is too strong when I just eat it alone.
Well I would be adding garlic and onions, and a can of cream of mushroom. Along with the chicken of course. :p
 
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I would mix it with regular white rice. Sort of like multi-grain rice.
 

whm1974

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I would mix it with regular white rice. Sort of like multi-grain rice.
Wouldn't the White rice adsorb most of the water? this is one of the reasons I quit using white rice.
 
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Wouldn't the White rice adsorb most of the water? this is one of the reasons I quit using white rice.
Never had a problem. You let the rice soak in water for least 2-3 hours or overnight before you cook. And depending on how much wild black rice you add to the mixture, you can make the final cooked rice really dark purple or just light lavender color. You can add all kinds of different grains, beans, peas, and nuts if you want. It's really up to your imagination and what type of grains you like. Most people tend to stick with 4-5 different grains but I've seen like 14 different grains mixed in along with chestnuts.

This video by Maangchi shows you how to cook multigrain rice using 4 different grains. She uses mixture of short grain white rice, brown rice, barley, and black rice but you can pretty much use whatever you want.

Multigrain rice is really common in Korean cuisine because so many people are health conscious. At many Korean restaurants, the server will ask you if you want white or multigrain rice with your meal. Here's picture of multigrain rice I had with mandu yukgaejang soup. They added beans to the rice which is also common. Mandu yukgaejang is spicy beef brisket and vegetable soup with added dumplings. Yukgaejang tastes very similar to Hungarian goulash soup. And that's hot barley tea in the clear glass cup. I know you have fascination with barley.
 

whm1974

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I'll probably cook the wild rice with barley and/or lentils.
 

whm1974

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One question, has anyone cooked this stuff in slow cooker?
 

whm1974

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So I brought a 3.11 lb corned beef brisket and a cabbage and thinking of adding some wild rice to it in my slow cooker, and maybe some lentils as well. My slow cooker is four quarts, so how much wild rice and lentils should I use? Fixing it tonight before I go to bed.
 

whm1974

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Will I just put the stuff and the Crockpot and turned it on.

Some Worcestershire sauce.
An Onion.
1/2 Cup of Wild Rice.
Half a Cabbage.
4 Cloves of Garlic.

I'll let you guys know how it turns out.
 

whm1974

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It turn out out great, forgot to include the black pepper however.
 

whm1974

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I cooked it in my Instant Pot with some garlic, onions, spices, and soy sauce.
This tastes great, I just add a cup of wild rice to the crockpot with the leftovers earlier today and it is bit chewy but it is something I could eat instead of brown rice.

I'm not sure but I think Walmart sells this, so I could just buy this there. Will do you buy it at?
 
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This tastes great, I just add a cup of wild rice to the crockpot with the leftovers earlier today and it is bit chewy but it is something I could eat instead of brown rice.

I'm not sure but I think Walmart sells this, so I could just buy this there. Will do you buy it at?
A local mid/high tier grocery store.
 

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