Repeat after me: No more mushy rice! No more mushy rice! I have actually been utilizing this wild rice cooking method for many years, and it never ever stops working.

A couple of factors to enjoy this dish:

  • You do not require a rice cooker or any unique devices (simply a pot with a cover, and a kitchen area range).
  • You can utilize this method on any kind of wild rice (long, medium or brief grain, as long as it’s not a quick-cooking range).
  • It’s so simple to keep in mind, you’ll never ever require to search for how to prepare wild rice once again.

brown rice before and after cooking

For this method, you’ll boil your rice in an abundance of water for thirty minutes. Drain pipes off the excess water, return the rice to the pot, cover, and let the rice steam for 10 minutes. Ta da! Perfect wild rice, each time.

I initially discovered this method on Saveur, and I’m so glad I did. Their dish requires 12 cups of water (that’s a lot) per cup of rice, and I have actually discovered that it truly just requires 6 cups.

Nevertheless, you do not in fact need to determine the water as long as you’re utilizing a big sufficient pot. If excessive water vaporizes throughout the cooking procedure, simply include more and return the water to a boil. Your rice will still end up completely!

Watch How to Prepare Wild Rice

How to Prepare Perfect Wild Rice

  • Author: Cookie and Kate
  • Preparation Time: 2 minutes
  • Prepare Time: thirty minutes
  • Overall Time: 32 minutes (plus 10 minutes for steaming)
  • Yield: 3 cups 1 x
  • Classification: Side meal
  • Technique: Stovetop
  • Food: Entire grain

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When you attempt this simple method, you’ll never ever wish to prepare wild rice any other method. You can scale this dish up or down as required. The standard ratio is 1 part wild rice to 6 parts water, which yields 3 parts prepared rice. As composed listed below, the dish yields 3 cups prepared rice.

Active Ingredients

  • 1 cup wild rice (brief, medium or long grain wild rice will work, as long as it’s not a quick-cooking range)
  • 6 cups water
  • Salt, soy sauce or other wanted spices, to taste


  1. Bring a big pot of water to boil, utilizing a minimum of 6 cups water per 1 cup rice. Wash * the rice in a great mesh colander under running water to get rid of excess starch.
  2. Include the rice to the boiling water. Decrease the temperature level as required to avoid overflow, however preserve a constant boil. Boil, exposed, for thirty minutes.
  3. Drain pipes off the staying cooking water and return the rice to the pot. Cover the pot and let the rice rest, off the heat, for 10 minutes. Fluff, season as wanted, and serve.


Dish adjusted from Saveur.

* Keep in mind on rinsing: I have actually forgotten to wash my rice prior to, and the rice ended up practically as great. The prepared grains are a bit more starchy– you can see a thin layer of gluey starch at the bottom of the pot after steaming. If you remain in a rush, avoid the rinse.

Make it gluten complimentary: Rice is gluten complimentary, so simply bear in mind your additions. Soy sauce, for instance, is not gluten complimentary (alternative licensed gluten-free tamari rather).

Wild rice choice: For wild rice, utilize 8 cups water and boil for 40 to 55 minutes, till tender however happily chewy.

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” I made this last weekend and love love liked it so I’m making it once again this weekend! My other half truly liked it too, and it’s a high order to get him to consume a great deal of veggies so this will be participated in our routine rotation for sure. So grateful I discovered this blog site, I have actually e-mail subscribed and have actually simply bought your cookbook! Thanks Kate !!”– Julia

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