wild rice - ojibwa style

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Carolyn Haas
Whitewater, WI

The Ojibwa were one of the tribes that interacted with French trappers and others in eastern USA and Canada. Wild rice - Manoomin - was an important part of their diets and became a favorite of European settlers as well. This is a way of preparing wild rice as described by an Ojibwa elder "a long time ago". Taken from the cookbook published by the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Ojibwa, called "JIIBAAKWEYANG - We are Cooking Together"

★★★★★ 3
serves 4-6
prep time 5 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For wild rice - ojibwa style

  • 1 c
    wild rice
  • 4 c
  • "a handful" of bacon ends and pieces

How To Make wild rice - ojibwa style

  • 1
    Rinse wild rice under running water. Bring rice and water to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer slowly until rice curls and forks at the ends
  • 2
    While rice is cooking, take a large handful of bacon ends and pieces and fry until bacon is fully cooked. Remove meat and slice into small bits.
  • 3
    Mix fat and bacon bits into rice at anytime while it is still cooking.