Cooking Under Pressure: Native Wild Rice

Andy Anderson !


Wild rice is a misnomer, as it is not actually rice, but rather an aquatic grass similar to corn. This tall, aquatic grass has long blades that grow best in the shallow waters of the Great Lakes region of the US (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio). Wild rice is the only grain native to North America and comes in a myriad of colors in the darker hues—green, tan, brown.

This dense grain is high in protein, high dietary fiber, high anti-oxidants, low in fat, does not contain gluten, and a good source of certain minerals and B vitamins.

So you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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5 Min
25 Min
Slow Cooker Crock Pot



  • 1 c
    native wild rice
  • 1 1/2 c
    filtered water
  • 1 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted
  • 1 tsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 pinch
    salt, kosher variety

How to Make Cooking Under Pressure: Native Wild Rice


  2. I get my wild rice from Native Americans that harvest it in traditional ways. It really is a great rice to use in all your recipes.
  3. This is what Native American wild rice looks like, raw.
  4. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  5. Add all of the ingredients to a pressure cooker, and cook on high for 15 minutes.
  6. After 15 minutes, leave in the pressure cooker, and rest for 10 minutes.
  7. Bleed off the remaining pressure, place in a bowl, and fluff with a fork.
  9. Serve in any way that you would serve white or brown rice. Enjoy.
  10. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Cooking Under Pressure: Native Wild Rice

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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