How to Cook Wild Rice

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While wild rice is wonderful when served by itself, it also is a nice addition to salads, soups, and casseroles. Its nutty flavors elevate a dish instantly. If you agree, consider this post as your guide to How To Cook Wild Rice. Read through the post to get the recipe and find out the answers to FAQs.



  1. Place wild rice, water (or stock), and salt in a saucepan with a lid over medium-high heat.
  2. Put the lid on and bring it to a boil. Turn the head down to low and let is simmer for 40-45 minutes. You will know that it is cooked when some of the kernels are burst open.
  3. Drain excess liquid and serve.


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