This Easy Vegan Wild Rice Stuffing is a great healthy alternative to traditional Thanksgiving stuffing without compromising flavor or having your guests feel like there's something missing.
Wild rice is one of the healthiest rices out there. While it's described as hard to cook by some, this rice is truly worth the wait.
Honestly, I don't eat wild rice that often, but when I do, it's always been good especially since I like to make mine well seasoned.
Much like Basmati rice, wild rice takes a bit longer to make and for the perfect rice, requires a crucial step or two.
Nevertheless, it's not that bad in terms of the process.
Previously, I made this Brown Butter Lobster, Shrimp, Crispy Kale + Wild Rice Bowl, which was phenomenal by the way.
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Other than that, I haven't made much rices which feature this type of rice, although you can always substitute my recipes which include rice with this, if preferred.
It's actually not rice, it's a seed.
It's a whole grain that works especially for those with a Gluten sensitivity.
It's one of the highest in protein and fiber.
Contains powerful antioxidants.
May help to decrease your risk of heart disease.
May help to lower your risk of Type 2 Diabetes.
Contains other great nutrients such as Folate, Vitamin B6, Zinc, and more.
Because wild rice is a special grain, it's super important to note that it takes longer to cook. Unlike other rices which are cooked within a few minutes, wild rice takes at least 45-60 minutes to be fully cooked.
I usually cook my wild rice with a spoon of butter and half water and half veggie stock (or chicken stock if not a vegan recipe).
Once cooked, the wild rice should begin to 'open up' and curl a bit, which indicates that it's done. The amount of water to rice ratio depends on the packaging instructions, so be sure to follow it well.
Lastly, when the rice is fully cooked and you've turned off the heat, be sure to leave the pot cover tightly sealed for 10-15 minutes, before opening it again. This allows the rice to absorb all the moisture and create a nice texture.
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Easy Vegan Wild Rice Stuffing.