Helpful Hints About California Wild Rice

Wild rice requires more liquid and cooking time than white rice.

Wild rice expands three to four times its raw size after cooking.

One 6-ounce package of raw wild rice yields three cups or four 3/4-cup servings, cooked.

One 1/2-cup serving of cooked wild rice contains about 114 calories.

Wild rice is high in protein and fiber, low in fat and has no additives or preservatives.

Its cost per serving today makes wild rice an affordable yet exciting addition to everyday meals.

Wild rice is great served hot, warm or chilled.

Wild rice can be used in a variety of dishes: from breads and pancakes, to soups and salads, to pilafs, stuffing and casseroles.

Uncooked wild rice will keep indefinitely in a dry, airtight container.

Cooked, drained and tightly covered wild rice can be stored in the refrigerator for one to two weeks.

Speed up preparation time by keeping a ready supply of cooked wild rice on hand. Just cook a large portion of wild rice ahead of time and freeze in small batches for up to several months.

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Always in Season

Summer

The warm days of summer beckon a lighter fare with plenty of nutrition for active lifestyles. Try one of these favorites:


Recipes:
Tropical wild rice medley salad
Gingered California Wild Rice and Papaya Salad
Wild Rice Crepes with Chili Lime Shrimp
Creamy Wild Rice Dessert
Zucchini Stuffed with California Wild Rice

Our Chef's Circle is continually developing new recipes and uses for wild rice especially with you, the professional chef, in mind.

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