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Old 12-09-2011, 12:11 AM   #21
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Can u switch to cheese and crackers?
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:37 PM   #22
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I would do a test run for making wild rice and have a plan B if you don't like the results, think it is too fussy. Wild rice flour is available in MN--might make a wild rice roll and serve something with that...or...
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:39 PM   #23
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Can you post a link to the recipe CWS? I can't seem to find it.
Here's the link

Wild Rice Pilaf Mix

It makes a great hostess gift and keeps a long time.
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:09 PM   #24
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I would do a test run for making wild rice and have a plan B if you don't like the results, think it is too fussy. Wild rice flour is available in MN--might make a wild rice roll and serve something with that...or...
I agree. I thought about it today, and the Lundgren's wild rice with mixed brown rices isn't hard to make, but it is time consuming. 50 minutes cooking, 10 resting.

It's not cheap. Maybe you could make it with added white rice?

Charlie, if you have access to a burner for all that time, maybe it's not such a bad idea. It certainly is fancy, and really easy.

For 150 people though, Without doing the math, I still know that's a chunk of money.

I'd give you proportions, but I'm out right now. *adding wild rice to grocery list*
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:15 PM   #25
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Can u switch to cheese and crackers?
Those would be so not Minnesota....sorry, cope out.
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:28 PM   #26
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Here's the link

Wild Rice Pilaf Mix

It makes a great hostess gift and keeps a long time.
Thanks for the link CWS. Do you find that it all cooks evenly in the same amount of time?

If so, that would be a great recipe for you to use Charlie. I assume it can be done in big pans in the oven.
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:12 AM   #27
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Thanks for the link CWS. Do you find that it all cooks evenly in the same amount of time?

If so, that would be a great recipe for you to use Charlie. I assume it can be done in big pans in the oven.
Hmmm...I like my natural wild rice popped (oh--this looks like worms! a friend's son said). So, this blend makes a really nice side cooked as indicated. I guess, for me, the guest of honor in this mix is the wr and the others are invitees, so I'm more interested in how the wr cooks, and when it is done to the way I like it, the blend is done. I don't use cultivated (which is, I suspect, the type of wr in the blends--Lundgren's, Uncle Ben's, etc.) and don't know how it would work with cultivated. But yes, I find that everything turns out right. I would test it in the oven, but I assume it could be made in the oven (or a roaster oven in a baking dish). I always make it stove top.
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I agree. I thought about it today, and the Lundgren's wild rice with mixed brown rices isn't hard to make, but it is time consuming. 50 minutes cooking, 10 resting.

It's not cheap. Maybe you could make it with added white rice?

Charlie, if you have access to a burner for all that time, maybe it's not such a bad idea. It certainly is fancy, and really easy.

For 150 people though, Without doing the math, I still know that's a chunk of money.

I'd give you proportions, but I'm out right now. *adding wild rice to grocery list*
Lundgren's has cultivated wr in it. It is not the same as natural wild rice. Online, I found a wholesaler in MN who sells natural wr for 6.75 per lb. It would be around $115 for 150 people figuring 1/2 c (cooked) per person if not cut with 1/3 white or brown rice. No one I know in MN eats wild rice without cutting in brown or white rice. I make my own blend--easy enough to do. The portion size for 1 lb of natural wild rice is 10 servings / lb.
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Is the wild rice to be a side? If so, a wild rice soup or salad could work.
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Old 12-11-2011, 03:53 PM   #30
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Went to restaurant Depot, awesome place. They have this nice bag of mix wild rice, brown rice and some other rices. Actually pretty reasonable for wild rice. Like 18 0r 19 bucks. I will need about 4 or 5 of them, but it is still ok. Nice thing it has detailed recipe. I might just stick with it. Also I was told Costco sell wild rice mix. Will have to check that too.
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