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Mexican Wild Rice

Updated: Jan 11, 2022

Use the recipe below or check out the Nutritional App to find other quick & easy side dish ideas.





Yields: 6 servings

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hr. 5 mins


Description:

Portobello mushrooms make a fantastic “meaty” vegetarian substitute for the traditional chicken or beef in these simple, flavorful fajitas. A dip in a lime-y marinade gives the mushrooms an extra kick of flavor, and bright bell peppers and onions add layers of texture to the finished mushroom fajitas.



Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces wild rice (a little over a half cup)

  • 5 cups spring water

  • 2 tablespoons avocado or grapeseed oil

  • 1/4 cup onions chopped

  • 8 ounces tomato sauce

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro

* optional

**see app for approved foods & recipes


Preparation:

  • Place wild rice and water in a large saucepan and cover with a lid.

  • Bring water to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 50-60 minutes. Rice should be tender, but chewy. If it is still crunchy, continue cooking. Pour into a strainer. Refrigerate if not using immediately. This step can be made a day ahead.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook 3 minutes.

  • Add rice, tomato sauce, coriander, salt, and cayenne pepper, and cook until the sauce has mostly been absorbed.

  • Add cilantro and cook an additional minute, then serve.

 

WHAT IS WILD RICE?

"Wild rice is actually not even rice at all! It is an aquatic grass seed that grows in lakes and rivers. Minnesota is the primary producer of wild rice. It has a nutty, tea-like flavor, and a chewy texture."

"Most wild rice that you find in supermarkets is a combination of authentic wild rice that is mixed with brown and black rice. But you can also get pure wild rice, and that is what we are using in this recipe."


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