wild rice

noun

Definition of wild rice 

: a tall aquatic North American perennial grass (Zizania aquatica) that yields an edible grain also : the grain

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Pour the wild rice into the oil and turn off the heat (the rice will start puffing immediately). Sarah Fritsche, SFChronicle.com, "Recipe: The Shed’s Cabbage Salad With Nam Prik, Pea Shoots, Puffed Rice & Radish," 3 July 2018 Meanwhile, add wild rice to a saucepan and cover with lots of water. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Curried Rice and Chickpeas with Herbs," 8 Jan. 2018 Privacy - Terms Sides will include a California wild rice succotash, roasted cauliflower and Yukon potatoes cooked in rotisserie drippings. Benjy Egel And Kellen Browning, sacbee, "Countdown begins on Track 7's East Sac launch. Here's when it opens - and what's on the menu," 6 July 2018 Slices of colorful watermelon radishes, along with crispy puffed wild rice and toasted pumpkin seeds finish the dish. Sarah Fritsche, SFChronicle.com, "5 showstopping salads for the 4th of July," 3 July 2018 In 2-quart saucepan, combine wild rice and 4 cups water. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Wild Rice with Pepitas," 2 Dec. 2016 For the puffed wild rice: In a high-sided pan fitted with a deep-fry thermometer, pour several inches of oil and heat up to 450 degrees. Sarah Fritsche, SFChronicle.com, "Recipe: The Shed’s Cabbage Salad With Nam Prik, Pea Shoots, Puffed Rice & Radish," 3 July 2018 Opponents argue that the pipeline risks spills in fragile areas in northern Minnesota, including where American Indians harvest wild rice. Washington Post, "Minnesota approves Enbridge Energy Line 3 pipeline project," 28 June 2018 Ojibwe Indians, or Anishinaabe, consider wild rice sacred and central to their culture. Washington Post, "Minnesota approves Enbridge Energy Line 3 pipeline project," 28 June 2018

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1748, in the meaning defined above

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wild rice

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wild rice

: a kind of grain that is produced by a tall North American plant that grows in water

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