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Looking for a new salad sprinkles? Popped black wild riceDifficulty: Easy
I love salads and always look for new additions, new dressings and ingredients.
Did you know that wild rice can be popped like a popcorn?
You have never tried wild rice? What is wild rice? It’s actually not a real rice, it’s some type of grass seeds full of vitamins, fiber and it has 4 grams of protein per 100 grams of cooked wild rice. It has very nutty, earthy flavor.
Popped wild rice can be used as a garnish to salads, pasta dishes or roasted vegetables, wherever you would use nuts for crunchiness. It tastes similar to sunflower seeds to me.
1/2 cup of wild rice
1-2 tbsp. of vegetable oil
Let’s make it
- Same method as popping popcorn, add 1-2 tbsp. of vegetable oil to a heavy bottom pan. When it’s hot add rice, close the lid and shake it. Heat shaking often for 1 minute. Open the lid and stir slowly constantly until all the rice is popped and nicely roasted.
- Sprinkle of your favorite dishes to add some nuttiness and enjoy!