California Wild Rice Recipes for Entrées

Entree Recipes

Innovative chefs and home cooks alike are incorporating California Wild Rice into a variety of recipes – stuffing it inside pork chop pockets, tossing it into soups, salads, stir-fry and even pancake and muffin batters. The possibilities are endless. So, give these Wild Rice recipes a try, and then let your imagination run wild!

Artichokes Stuffed with Chicken and California Wild Rice
This elegant dish makes the most of two upscale California classics—California Wild Rice and artichokes.

Cornish Hens with California Wild Rice Stuffing
For a nice presentation, double the stuffing and serve the hens on a bed of the rice mixture.

Baked Maple Chicken and Bartlett Pear Pilaf
Maple syrup, brushed onto chicken straight from the oven, brings the flavors of the crispy baked chicken and sweet pilaf together.

Beef Cabbage Wrap with Ricotta Cheese
Chef Giesea says: “I love California Wild Rice because it is a colorful, healthy ingredient with a nutty, rich flavor that brings a great texture to any dish.”

Beef Filet, Herb-Roasted, With Red Wine Pan Sauce
Serve this tender herb-crusted tenderloin with California Wild Rice Polenta Cakes for a marvelous presentation.

California Wild Rice Blinis with Herring Tartare
Salads, soups, desserts…What else could wild rice possibly be made into? How about a patty?

Chicken Breast with Wild Rice Nut Stuffing
Commonly used in stuffing, wild rice shines in this recipe. Pair California wild rice with baby carrots and snow peas to create a delectable dish.

Duck with California Wild Rice Pilaf and Five Spice
Elegant dish of braised duck slices fanned on a bed of California Wild Rice Pilaf.

Galettes with Smoked Salmon and Caper Tartar Sauce
Chef Compean says “I love California wild rice because it is a unique option for many of my vegetarian and vegan clients.”

Golden Gate Wild Rice Cioppino
This wonderful fish stew hails from California, originally made by Italian-American fisherman along San Francisco’s coast.

Lamb Shanks with California Wild Rice
This hearty dish featuring California Lamb Shanks is both exotic and affordable

Polenta Cakes served with Herb-Crusted Tenderloin
Serve these delicious rice cakes with slices of herb-crusted tenderloin.

Pork Loin with California Wild Rice
The nutty flavor of California Wild Rice enhances the flavor of the pork in this elegant dish

Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with California Wild Rice
Excellent with a green salad for lunch or use smaller portabellas and serve as appetizers.

Rabbit Roulade Stuffed with California Wild Rice
Accented with cumin carrots, this is an exceptionally delicious dish.

Red Cabbage Roulades with Wild Rice Stuffing
For the more adventuresome spirit, this dish pairs wild rice with its traditional recipe, stuffing, and red cabbage roulades.

Risotto Cakes
These crispy cakes are delicious served with pan-seared duck breasts and garlicky sautéed green beans.

Roasted Duck Breast with Blue Lake Beans and Dried Cherry Pan Sauce
Pan-seared duck breasts and garlicky sautéed green beans.

Roasted Rack of Lamb with California Wild Rice
Exotic spices and fresh herbs pair beautifully with this California Wild Rice and lamb dish

Salmon Wild Rice Risotto with Mushrooms
Fresh Wild Salmon and California Wild Rice are a perfect marriage of flavors and texture.

Seafood Stew
Delicious Seafood Stew, add a crisp green salad and crusty bread for a complete meal.

Sole with Shrimp on Wild Rice
Like shrimp and sole? Combine it with wild rice to add wild rice’s signature flavor and texture for an unbeatable dinner.

Veal Escallops with Fruited Wild Rice Stuffing
Quick and easy to prepare, this soup is the perfect dish to enjoy on a cold day

Venison Noisette on Wild Rice with Savoy Cabbage
Tired of eating the same thing for dinner? California wild rice is a perfect addition to any menu. It’s delicious and nutritious!

Wild Rice Tamales
Here, it’s earthy and almost meaty it’s an alternative to the traditional filling of tamales.

Zucchini with Wild Rice Stuffing
Looking for a healthier option? Try this recipe, which is low in calories and the zucchini is high in folic acid, potassium and magnesium.

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