Here’s exactly how to cook wild rice: it will become your go-to wild rice recipe! Add onion and celery to make it into an easy side dish.
- Prep the veggies (optional but recommended): Small dice the onion. Dice the celery.
- In a large saucepan, place the onion, celery, wild rice, vegetable broth, water, and 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Bring it to a boil, then cover and simmer 45 to 50 minutes, until the rice is split and tender. (Most of the grains will split, but not all: see the photo.)
- Drain excess liquid. Taste and add an additional 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. If you’d like, add a drizzle of olive oil or a tablespoon or two of butter (but it tastes great on its own).
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
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