Wild Rice In a Bowl Against a Wood Background

Chef Austin Bartold's Wild Rice Pilaf

One of Minnesota's tastiest local ingredients, wild rice is the perfect side dish for all your regional favorites, from pan-fried walleye to hot dish. This pilaf was crafted by local chef Austin Bartold and is the ideal companion to his Bison Ribeye Steaks.



Place wild rice in a small bowl and gently rinse under cold water. Carefully pour water out and rinse again. Repeat until water is almost clear.

Heat a medium cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Add the oil and swirl around the pan. Once oil is shimmering, add garlic and vegetables and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add wild rice and stock and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to medium and cook for 8-12 minutes or until rice is tender.

Recipe by Lakewinds Food Co-op at