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Perfect Long-Grain Wild Rice

Wild rice
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  1. In a medium saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, combine rice, 2 cups water, and 1/2 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil. Stir once, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 50 minutes. (Do not lift the lid or stir!) Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes; drain excess water, fluff with a fork, and serve.
By April, 2009

Quick Tip

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Technically not rice but a grass seed, wild rice has a squeaky shell and a robust flavor. It’s often sold blended with long-grain brown rice.

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