Good Product: Trader Joe's Wild Rice

When we talked about our love of wild rice a few months ago, several of you mentioned buying it at Trader Joe's. We looked for it the next time we were in the store, and sure enough, there it was!
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Finally, here is a relatively inexpensive and readily available source for one of our favorite grains. One 16-ounce bag goes for $4.99 - a good deal for this grain, we think!

The rice grains are dark, slightly glossy, and uniform in length - all good signs of quality wild rice. We cooked up a batch and were rewarded with chewy bits of burst rice (a good thing!) that had a deep nutty and grassy flavor.

Try wild rice in these dishes:

Wild Rice Salad with Roasted Green Beans and Cranberries
Rice and Mixed Greens Salad with Dates, Cashews, and Chickpeas

Or substitute wild rice for the grain in these dishes:

Warm Farro Salad with Roasted Squash, Persimmons, and Pecans
Warm Wheat Salad (or Reverse Tabbouleh!)
Roasted Beet Salad with Barley, Feta, and Red Onion

We're glad we found this product - and that Trader Joe's has once again impressed us with its quality. Now we can stop making our Minnesota relatives smuggle bags to us in their luggage!

Related: Farro is not Spelt, Spelt is not Farro

(Image: Emma Christensen for the Kitchn)

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