More Mixes . . . Long Grain Wild Rice Mix

Long Grain Wild Rice Mix     Yield: About 4 cups
3 1/4 cups uncooked long-grain rice
3/4 cup wild rice
4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) instant chicken, beef or vegetable bouillon
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon pepper

1.     Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.  Stir until evenly distributed. 
2.     Store in an air-tight jar, plastic container or bag. Label container(s) with contents and date. 
3.     Store in a cool, dry place.  Use within 6 to 8 months. 

Ready–to-Serve .. .Long Grain Wild Rice      Yield: 4 to 6 servings
2 2/3 cups water (or use stock instead for added flavor)
1 1/3 cups Long-Grain Rice Mix
1 tablespoon butter

1.     Bring water (liquid) to a boil in a 2-quart heavy saucepan. 
2.     Stir in the rice.  Cover, reduce, heat, and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes (without stirring) or until all the liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. 
3.     Remove from heat and let steam with the lid on for about 2 minutes longer.

Wild Rice in not officially classified as rice, but is in fact a type of grass that grows on long stalks and thrives in deep water. Much of the wild rice from Minnesota is still harvested and parched with methods similar to those used in the past. All wild rice is sold with the bran on the kernel and this gives it a black appearance.

Rice (long-grain) to Liquid Proportion: Long-grain rice to liquid proportion is generally 2 to 1.

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