Wild rice is a real Canadian delicacy, but it can be pricey. Feel free to do a 50/50 blend of wild rice and brown long-grain rice if the cost is prohibitive.
- 1 tbsp butter or olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups uncooked wild rice
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup cranberries (optional)1/2 cup dry white wine
In 3-quart saucepan, heat butter over medium heat. Add rice and stir until toasted, about 2 minutes.
Add onions, salt, and cranberries (if using).
Stir for 1 minute, then add 3 cups water, and white wine, and cover with lid.
Bring to a boil, then turn heat to low and simmer until rice has absorbed all the liquid, about 1 hour.
Fluff with fork.
About Danielle French
I founded South Pond Farms in 2008. The property is on the Oak Ridges Moraine in the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe Mississauga. South Pond started as a small food delivery business making fresh prepared meals from ingredients in my garden. Together with my family, we restored the barn, the iconic heritage silo and the land to become a destination for authentic culinary experiences, weddings, celebrations, workshops. Inspired from the farm, I also create a line of culinary products and gifts.
In 2021, I was ready to move away from the farm. As much as I loved the land and the country, it was time to let someone else bring their passion to what we had created. My new home is in Peterborough, Ontario where I’m taking some time to write, contemplate next steps, train my dogs, blog about recipes and interesting explorations and unpack!