Corn w/ Wild Rice

February 18, 2015 by


This is one of our family’s favorite side dishes!

It is easy to prepare, doesn’t take long, and tastes wonderful. It’s simple enough for a weeknight dinner but elegant enough for guests.

I usually make this dish with wild rice, but the photo shows it made with black rice. It tastes great both ways, so try it using what you have on hand.

Either way, you’re sure to enjoy this one.

This recipe feeds my family of 4. Feel free to double it for a larger family or for a crowd.

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The Members

2 cups of water

1/2 cup of Wild Rice or Black Rice

2 Tablespoons of Butter (optional, but adds great flavor. I used salted.)

10 oz. Frozen Corn (canned or fresh work well, too)

Dash of Red Pepper (optional)

The Method

In a medium sauce pan, cook rice in water for 25 – 30 minutes on medium heat until tender.

Most of the moisture should be absorbed but if there is excess, you can pour some of it off. A little liquid is fine. You don’t need to drain it all.

Add butter, corn, and red pepper if using. (Use the red pepper sparingly.)

Cook on low-medium heat for 5 – 10 minutes or until corn is heated throughout.

If you find that you need to add more liquid, you can add a little water, broth, milk, or cream.

Serve & Enjoy!

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Have you ever tried a dish like this before? What is your favorite side dish?

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36 Responses to Corn w/ Wild Rice

  1. Mary B

    We make this at our house frequently. add in some browned hamburger, and it’s a full meal.
    Thank you for tossing your hat into the ring at the Party Under The Big Top! I hope to see you again next week!

  2. Lysa @ Welcome to My Circus

    This sounds so DELISH Heather! I often mix my corn and mashed potatoes together on my plate, my family thinks I’m weird but they taste really good together! 😉 We also serve a lot of rice as a side dish in our home as well. This is something I know all of us will enjoy and I’m going to print out the recipe!

    Thank you so much for sharing it with us all at Party Under the Big Top!

    Wishing you a fabulous week!

    Much love,

    Lysa xx

  3. latisha2015

    I really appreciate a good recipe. I love it when you share at TGI Saturdays. Can’t wait to see what you share this week. Blessings to you.

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