What are some easy wild rice recipes?


Quick Answer

Betty Crocker’s wild rice soup and Cooking Light’s wild rice and carrots are two easily prepared recipes containing wild rice. The first is a hearty soup made in just 30 minutes, and the second is a side dish containing just six ingredients.

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To make Betty Crocker’s wild rice soup to serve four, begin by sauteing 1 cup of sliced celery, 1 cup of coarsely shredded carrot, 1/2 cup of chopped onion and 1/2 cup of chopped green bell pepper in 2 tablespoons of butter; cook for four minutes or until the ingredients are tender. Stir in 1/4 cup of Bisquick mix, and season with 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of pepper and 1/4 teaspoon of dried thyme. Stir in 1 cup of water, one 10 1/2-ounce can of condensed chicken broth and 1 1/2 cups of canned or frozen cooked wild rice; then, bring the soup to a boil while stirring, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes. Afterward, stir in 1 cup of half-and-half, 1/3 cup of toasted slivered almonds and 1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley, and serve hot.

To make Cooking Light’s wild rice and carrots, first prepare one 8 1/2-ounce package of precooked wild rice according to the package instructions. Melt 1 1/2 tablespoons of unsalted butter in a nonstick skillet, and add 1 cup of thinly sliced carrot. Cook, stirring frequently, until the carrots are tender, or about eight minutes. Add the wild rice, 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley, 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper and 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and cook an additional minute.

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