Wild rice, also known as “manoomin” or “good berry” in the Anishinaabe language, is the official state grain of Minnesota.
Wild Rice and Berries
- 1 cup long-grain wild rice rinsed
- ½ cup dried berries* any combination of cranberries, blueberries, cherries or raspberries
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- ¼ cup crushed nuts any combination of pecans, walnuts or hazelnuts (optional to toast the nuts)
- sea salt
- In a large saucepan, bring 5 cups water to a boil. Stir in wild rice, dried berries and maple syrup.
- Once the mixture comes back to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook until the grains begin to open, about 55 minutes. The amount should have quadrupled.
- Drain the excess liquid from the rice.**
- Divide among bowls and garnish with nuts and sea salt. Enjoy as is or serve as a side with your preferred protein and veggies.
- 6.54 grams of protein
- 2.95 grams of fiber
- 4.9 miligrams of calcium
- 52.5 miligrams of magnesium