Wild Rice with Grilled Vegetables

Wild Rice with Grilled veggies is a earthy and rustic flavored meal which is nutritious as well as delicious . The rice is a mix of three colours.

 

I got these rice while I was on my trip to Canary Islands . The rice was a mix of tri coloured rice . White rice , red rice and black wild rice . It was a small pack and the first time I cooked these I followed a Spanish recipe , which I was not happy with , and thereafter just put them aside . With our Biryani , Pulao , Khichadi Festival , I wanted to use these rice and decided to make simple rice with the burnt green garlic and served them with grilled veggies . The recipe is from an International Rice Cook Book which also used similar variety of rice .

I am not sure if this rice is available everywhere , but a rice in three colours quite fascinated me and I wondered about its cooking time . To play safe I boiled the rice in ample of water and as soon as the rice was done I drained the rest of water . Each grain was firm and separate . The rice had a nutty flavour . To add on more flavour I simply tossed them in fresh green garlic. The rice tasted amazing on its own , but I served them with grilled veggies and it made a wonderful filling meal . You could use any veggies that you have on hand and use any seasoning too . I used zucchini , peppers carrots and spinach .I seasoned the veggies with oregano .

After we finished the meal I was left with some of the cooked rice which I used to make some cutlets . The recipe shall sit quietly in my drafts till Valli announces a appropriate theme for them . As of now enjoy the Rice with Grilled Veggies !

Wild Rice with Grilled Veggies

Wild Rice with Grilled Veggies

Ingredients

Rice

1 cup wild rice
4 cups water
Salt to taste
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp green garlic, finely chopped
4-5 cloves garlic , finely chopped

Vegetables

Bell Peppers
Carrots
Zucchini
Spinach

Method

Place wild rice, water and salt in a pot over high heat .
Put the lid on and bring it to a boil.
Turn the heat down to low and let is simmer for 40-45 minutes.
Once the rice cooks drain the excess water and keep the rice in a colander .
Add a tbsp of olive oil to a nonstick pan .
Add both fresh and dry garlic and sauté till it turns pink .
Add rice and toss .

Grilling vegetables

While the rice is in the colander , you can grill the veggies either in an oven or a grilling pan .
Add salt and herbs once the veggies are grilled .
Serving Rice
Serve tossed garlic rice with the grilled veggies on the side .

Wild Rice with Grilled Veggies

Here is what I have been posting under the Biryani, Pulao, Khichadi Festival –

Day 1 How to cook Rice with Absorption Method
Day 2 How to cook Perfect Rice for Biryani
Day 3 How to cook Rice in a Pressure Cooker
Day 4 How to cook Rice in a Microwave
Day 5 How to cook Rice in a Rice Cooker
Day 6 How to cook Basic Khichadi
Day 7 Undhiyu Biryani 
Day 8 Banarasi Tandoori Biryani
Day 9 Bharwan Mirch ki Biryani
Day 10 Sindhi Thooma wara Chawara
Day 11 Achaari Panneer Pulao
Day 12 Nuts Pulao
Day 13 Mumbai Tawa Khichadi
Day 14 Vegetable Layered Khichadi
Day 15 Khichadi Bowl
Day 16 Stuffed Rice
Day 17 Kulhad wale Rajma Chawal
Day 18 Rice and Curry in Banana Leaf Packets
Day 19 Cheesy Baked Rice with Vegetables
Day 20 Maklouba

Print Recipe
Wild Rice with Grilled Veggies
Wild Rice with Grilled veggies is a earthy and rustic flavored meal which is nutritious as well as delicious . The rice is a mix of three colours.
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Rice
Vegetables for grilling
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Rice
Vegetables for grilling
Instructions
Rice
  1. Place wild rice, water and salt in a pot over high heat .
  2. Put the lid on and bring it to a boil.
  3. Turn the heat down to low and let is simmer for 40-45 minutes.
  4. Once the rice cooks drain the excess water and keep the rice in a colander .
  5. Add a tbsp of olive oil to a nonstick pan .
  6. Add both fresh and dry garlic and sauté till it turns pink .
  7. Add rice and toss .
Grilling vegetables
  1. While the rice is in the colander , you can grill the veggies either in an oven or a grilling pan .
  2. Add salt and herbs once the veggies are grilled .
Serving Rice
  1. Serve tossed garlic rice with the grilled veggies on the side .
Recipe Notes

11 thoughts on “Wild Rice with Grilled Vegetables”

  1. Your creativity knows no boundary Vaishali. This is such a beautifully plated and crafted dish. I love the composition you have here and the whole experience must have been fantastic. Yes for those cutlets, we shall have a theme..:)

  2. I am yet to lay my hands on wild rice. Those grilled veggies with wild rice look so appetizing. I have one quick question Vaishali, do you use the starch water that you drain after cooking the rice or discard it? Just curious. Amma used to add salt and pepper and add buttermilk to it and serve it as a drink and sometimes we use that to mix our shikakai and apply to hair.

    1. Thank you dear .
      Srividhya , I normally discard the water after boiling , it’s starch and we do not need it in our body , right ?
      At times a recipe demands to use this starchy water , it’s only then that I reserve it .
      Also the daily routine rice is Basmati , I always boil them and discard water , which is the typical Gujju style of cooking rice .

  3. I use black rice / wild rice in Dosa and Uttapam batter or in a salad. but this is SO my kind of dish . I lov e grilled veggies a lot. and am sure the husband wont mind rice in this fantastic fashion.. great pic too !

  4. I and my hubby love grilled vegetables but never had it with rice. Your presentation is so perfect and the rice looks so well cooked. Lovely share.

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