Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Time consuming and expensive. Be prepared to give wild rice as much cooking time as possible, occasionally it will require a bit more time as it absorbs water more slowly than regular rice. We often cook this while camping Source: Canadian govt publication


  1. Pour cold water over rice in strainer and lift rice with fingers (to remove
  2. any impurities).
  3. Combine rice and 1 1/3 cups water and bouillon.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat.
  5. Cover and simmer 60 minutes.
  6. * Meanwhile cook bacon partially and add mushrooms, green onion and thyme.
  7. Cook till bacon is crisp and mushrooms soft.
  8. Drain off fat.
  9. Add to cooked rice.
  10. Season with pepper.
  11. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.
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This was always going to be 5 stars in our book, as it contains some of our favourite ingredients.......wild rice, bacon and mushrooms! I was very patient with my wild rice and let it simmer for about 60 minutes. I did not have any spring onions (green onions) so I used chives from the garden which seemed to work just fine. I FORGOT to sprinkle parsley on top, but as it was already bursting full of flavour, we did not miss it, until I saw the bowl of chopped parsley by the cooker! A great recipe which will be our bench-mark recipe for wild rice side dishes from now on - thanks for posting this, a keeper for us! FT:-)

French Tart March 15, 2007