Friday, March 4, 2011

What is Wild Rice?

"Wild rice isn't actually rice- it's the edible
seeds of a native grass. It has a pleasant nutty flavor
and chewy texture. It is low in fat and high in fiber
and protein. Enjoy it with regular rice or on its own
in soups and pilafs.

Wild rice with mushrooms and parsley
Cook 1 cup wild rice according to the package.
Heat 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil in a large
skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 pound button mushrooms,
trimmed and sliced, season with coarse salt and ground
pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are
browned, about 13 minutes. Add 2 garlic cloves, minced, and
cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in cooked rice
and remove from heat. Stir in 3 tablespoons chopped fresh
parsley and 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, season with salt
and pepper. Serves 6."

-Everyday Food Magazine March 2010