Wild Rice - Ojibwa Style

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Carolyn Haas

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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"

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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

How to Make Wild Rice - Ojibwa Style

Step-by-Step

  • 1Rinse 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
  • 2While 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.
  • 3Mix fat and bacon bits into rice at anytime while it is still cooking.

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About Wild Rice - Ojibwa Style

Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American