Desire a non-grain alternative to white or brown rice? Then consider checking out and giving wild rice a try. While wild rice has “rice” in its name due to its appearance, and cooks like regular rice (except that it requires a longer cooking time), it is in fact not a grain product nor is it related to the rice grain. It is instead known as an aquatic grass-seed.
Wild rice brings an enjoyably nutty and vegetal flavor to your dishes. While it may be an acquired taste, wild rice can readily replace white and brown rice.
I share with you here a delicate baby pak choy, grape tomato & wild rice dish; yet another simple recipe to get you started. Have a good one!
Required equipment for this recipe:
- Kitchen knife
- Cutting board
- Large salad bowl
- Utensils to mix ingredients
- Medium cooking pot
- 200 grams baby pak choy (remove leaves) chopped
- 3/4 cup wild rice
- 1 large avocado cubed
- 10 grape tomatoes sliced
- 1 small Italian sweet pepper chopped
- 1 shallot chopped
- 2½ teaspoons dry basil herb
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- natural salt to taste
Get ingredients ready for preparation and use.
Set water to boil and cook wild rice according to directions.
In a salad bowl, mix together the chopped baby pak choy, Italian sweet pepper, shallot, sliced grape tomatoes, dry basil leaves, avocado, and coconut oil.
When the wild rice has finished, fill one half of your serving plate with the rice, and the other half with salad. Optionally squeeze on some lemon juice.
Tada! Well done; your dish is ready for serving.
As always, try as best you can to procure and use organic ingredients. Make sure to rinse and clean your produce properly before use.
Use cold-pressed, organic, non-refined and unheated oils only.