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Oven Method for Cooking Wild Rice


This is so good I like to double the amount, you can put extra batches in sealed plastic bags and freeze for future use.

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  • 1 cup 1 cup raw wild rice
  • 3 cups 3 cups water
  • Salt, to taste


Servings 4
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 95mins


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Wash the rice thoroughly. Pick through it and remove any foreign objects and discolored grains.

Put the rice in a casserole dish and add the 3 cups of water. Cover the casserole dish and place on the center rack in the oven.

Bake for one hour. Check the rice and add water if the rice is nearly dry but still uncooked. Fluff with a fork. Replace the cover and bake for another 1/2 hour.

Check the rice. It should be tender but not mushy. The grains should be splitting open but not so soft that they are beginning to disintegrate. Remove the dish from the oven. Drain if necessary and fluff the wild rice with a fork before serving.

Wild rice is not uniform from one bag to the next. Water amounts and cooking time will vary, so watch your wild rice carefully as it bakes.

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