Our Favorite Wild Rice Recipes
Lemon-Tarragon Wild Rice
Try this light, herby dish with chicken or seafood. The recipe comes from the White Earth Nation reservation in northern Minnesota.
Butternut Squash, Lentil and Wild Rice Stew
Here's a main-dish soup loaded with veggies. Need to reduce the sodium? Use only one can of French onion soup and replace the other with 1-1/2 cups water.
Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole
This hotdish combines a handful of pantry ingredients. It’s a great way to use up leftover chicken or turkey. Or, if you prefer, just shred a supermarket-deli rotisserie chicken.
Cranberry-Orange Wild Rice Muffins
This North Woods-inspired recipe from Cheryl Francke of Arden Hills, Minnesota, was a finalist in our Best of the Midwest® recipe contest.
Wild Rice with Hazelnuts and Blueberries
This pilaf-like side dish is inspired by the cuisine of the Ojibwe Native Americans who harvest naturally growing wild rice on the White Earth reservation in Minnesota. You can substitute other dried fruits and nuts if you like.
Herbed Chicken with Wild Rice
This herbed chicken and vegetable main dish was inspired by an entree at Spa Shiki at Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, Missouri.
New Ham and Rice Salad
Update traditional ham and peas with wild rice and a dried tomato vinaigrette.
Grammy's Wild Rice Porridge
For easy morning prep, cook the wild rice the day before and store it in the refrigerator. The next step, start at Step 3.
Wild Rice and Fish Chowder
Wild rice and lake whitefish add a North Woods taste to this creamy soup. Serve with crusty bread.
Wild Rice Stuffing
Not a bread cube in sight! Instead, our recipe uses a mixture of rich, nutty wild rice and hearty brown rice, along with mushrooms, celery and green onions.
Wild Rice and Chicken Soup
Mix a can of cream of chicken soup, mushrooms, veggies and rice mix for the soup base. Any boneless cooked chicken works in this recipe, but chicken thighs, with more moisture from fat, slow-cook the best.
Fresh Corn Risotto with Wild Rice and Pancetta
This dish is perfect for entertaining. Get guests involved: One can stir the risotto while another tosses a salad. Don't rush risotto; it takes time and stirring.
Touch of the Wild Rice
Dried cranberries, peas and hazelnuts speckle this side dish, created to feature naturally grown wild rice from northern Minnesota lakes.
Wild Rice and Turkey Soup
Our quick and easy soup was inspired by the flavors of Minnesota, which leads the nation in turkey production. Smoked turkey mixes with the state grain, wild rice. Meaty shiitake mushrooms add more substance to the bowl.
Roast Pork Loin with Dried Cherry and Wild Rice Stuffing
This stuffing, which includes sausage, dried Michigan fruit and wild rice, forms a spiral when rolled up into a top loin roast. The recipe comes from New York Restaurant in Harbor Springs, Michigan.
Antlers Wild Rice Soup
We like the creamy richness of this chunky main-dish soup from Antlers Restaurant at Breezy Point Resort in Breezy Point, Minnesota.
Sausage-Wild Rice Casserole
Pork sausage and wild rice blend with onion, mushrooms and water chestnuts in an easy-to-make casserole. Add 2 cups cubed, cooked chicken or turkey to make it a main dish.
Wild Rice and Turkey Loaf Sandwich
We put a hearty twist on an old standby, the meatloaf sandwich. This Minnesota-inspired sandwich blends two delights from the North Star State: turkey and wild rice. The wild rice adds a surprising crunch. Top it with roasted red pepper strips or some bold cranberry relish.