Whether you are serving lactose intolerant guests, or your family just doesn’t like mashed potatoes, wild rice mixtures are excellent substitutes.Tips:
Avoid the pre-seasoned boxed mixtures that are generally expensive and full of sodium. Look for an unseasoned variety that blends wild rice with some variety of white or brown rice.Instructions:
Follow the package instructions for preparation as far as how much water, salt or fat to add and how long to cook.
For spicing, follow your instincts. Generally, if the spice could go into stuffing, it could go with your wild rice. Experiment with a pinch each of parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
If your wild rice mixture contains basmati rice, and you like curry, add a dash of yellow curry powder, turmeric, another of coriander, and pinch of cardamom. This is also delicious with a few raisins thrown in near the end of the cooking process.