How to Cook: Wild Rice

1 cup wild rice : 2 1/2 cups water

Note: If you’re buying grains in bulk you may be getting dirt or dust along with them from the bulk containers. To remove the dirt/dust, place the rice you’re getting ready to prepare in a bowl and cover with water. Mix it around with hands, the water will become murky. Using a fine mesh strainer, drain rice and rinse. Repeat steps, until the water is no longer dirty. Now you’re ready to cook.


  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • pinch sea salt


In a large pot, bring 2 1/2 cups fresh water to a boil. Add rice and a little salt. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer about 45 minutes, without stirring. Rice is done when all of the water has been absorbed and grains are chewy.

Megan Adams Brown

Megan Adams Brown, CHC, helps families find healthy routines that work, with no more “what’s for dinner?” stress, and a lot better food. Her family meal plans help moms take charge of their kitchen and their own health, leading to more vegetables and less junk all around. Megan also shares kid-approved, allergy-friendly recipes on her blog. To learn more click here.