Cranberry-Orange Wild Rice Muffins
These fragrant muffins inspired by the flavors and ingredients of Minnesota's North Woods were a finalist in our recipe contest. The recipe comes from Cheryl Francke of Arden Hills, Minnesota.
For rice: In a small saucepan bring 1 cup water to boiling; add 1/2 teaspoon salt. Slowly add 1/4 cup uncooked, rinsed wild rice and return to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, about 40 minutes or until most of the water is absorbed. Drain, if necessary; set aside to cool.