Should I soak my wild rice before cooking?

In general, soaked wild rice cooks 50% faster. However, you can make wild rice without soaking as well. It will just take longer to cook. Either way, I highly recommend giving it a good wash before cooking.

Why do you soak wild rice?

Soaking Wild Rice is optional unlike other grains and seeds that should generally be soaked to reduce phytic acid. This is because during the finishing process like any other Real Wild Rice it is parched over Wood Fire to help remove the hull.

How does Martha Stewart cook wild rice?


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir, cover the pan, and reduce the heat to a simmer.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and let it stand, covered, for 10 minutes.
  3. Fluff the rice with a fork, adjust the seasoning if necessary, and use as desired.

How do you make savory wild rice?

Add rices and thyme; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in stock, salt, pepper, and bay leaves; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 1 hour or until rice is tender (do not stir). Remove pan from heat; let stand 10 minutes.

Do you wash wild rice?

No matter which method you choose, always rinse wild rice thoroughly in cold water before cooking it and know that 1 cup uncooked wild rice yields 3 to 4 cups cooked wild rice. Then boil, steam, bake, or microwave it to perfection with these easy steps.

Is wild rice healthier than brown rice?

Cooked wild rice has about 30 per cent fewer calories than brown rice as well as 40 per cent more protein. It also contains more fibre, potassium and zinc. However, brown rice has six times as much manganese, a mineral needed for bone formation and metabolic function.

How much does 1 cup of dry wild rice make?

1 cup uncooked wild rice = 3–4 cups cooked wild rice… that’s 6-8 servings from just one cup uncooked wild rice!

How do you know when wild rice is cooked?

Cooking Wild Rice in the Instant Pot

  1. Rinse the rice in a fine-mesh strainer under cold running water.
  2. Add rice and liquid to the Instant Pot inner pot.
  3. Close the lid and turn the pressure valve to the sealing position. Cook on high pressure for 35 minutes.
  4. Quick release pressure and fluff with a fork. You’re done!

Is wild rice healthy?

Wild rice is a wonderfully balanced food source, providing a healthy mix of protein and fiber. What’s more, it’s also relatively low in calories. One micronutrient abundant in wild rice is Manganese. Manganese is an antioxidant, and plays a role in keeping the mitochondria in your cells healthy.