Definition of wild rice in English:

wild rice


  • 1A tall aquatic North American grass related to rice, with edible grains.

    • ‘The latter, sometimes called Manchurian wild rice or water grass, has broader leaves, which are used for wrapping dumplings.’
    • ‘The Ahnishinabe Native American Indian tribe of North America say their ancestors saw in visions tracts of wild rice.’
    • ‘If your pond is at least three feet deep, you can experiment with wild rice, water lotus, and water lily.’
    • ‘This area supports an extensive stand of wild rice, as well as the federal-threatened Aeschynomene virginica.’
    • ‘Gish did not identify any wild rice, maize, or cucurbit pollen.’
    1. 1.1 The grain of the wild rice plant used as food.
      • ‘In a serving bowl, combine the wild rice, brown rice, raisin mixture, almonds, parsley, salt and pepper.’
      • ‘I liked the look of the mushroom balti, which came with wild rice, two small garlic naan breads and salad.’
      • ‘Some recommendations: crushed purple potatoes, wild rice salad, melted leeks, truffle gnocchi, and mushroom consommé with cognac.’
      • ‘My wife had twauh-chull: grilled buffalo meat and onions served over a bed of wild rice with a homemade blue-corn tortilla, sautéed vegetables and beans.’
      • ‘I'm making lemon chicken with wild rice, peppers, and a salad.’
      • ‘The following has all the goodness of old-fashioned rice pudding but receives extra flair with the addition of wild rice.’
      • ‘In a large bowl, combine white rice and wild rice.’
      • ‘And there was a stir-fry of tofu, wild rice and cabbage, which nearly gave me away.’
      • ‘The Dad ordered marinated lamb brochette on a bed of garlic wild rice and red pepper dressing for €16.’
      • ‘For example, try quinoa in stuffed bell peppers, wild rice in salads and amaranth in soups.’
      • ‘Ditto the duck breast, which seemed to get lost in a mixture of bland wild rice and overly sweet peach purée.’
      • ‘The designer had the free range chicken stuffed with sweet potatoes and chèvre, wild rice, sautéed spinach roast pepper and tomato dressing at £14.’
      • ‘For example, if you like the chewiness and nutty flavor of brown rice, consider trying other grains, such as barley, quinoa (pronounced kinwah), bulgur wheat or wild rice.’
      • ‘‘Thyme-infused wild rice’ turned out to be undistinguished white rice - a few wild rice grains flecked through it - and tasted like Cuppa Soup.’
      • ‘Abi fancied some wild rice last night, so I cooked up something a little different: pork loin with a maple syrup and pineapple glaze with wild rice and lentils.’
      • ‘A few whole grains you should add to your diet include brown and wild rice, barley, oats, kasha, quinoa, bulgur and buckwheat.’
      • ‘Spend some energy on a side dish, such as a wonderful wild rice pilaf with dried apricots, cranberries, and pistachios.’
      • ‘Joan's mother, who was stirring around the wild rice, shot her head up in alarm.’
      • ‘They also collected a broad variety of wild herbs, wild vegetables such as acorns, water chestnuts, and broad beans, and possibly wild rice.’
      • ‘Yet, the wild rice in this instance works quite well, adding a simple dimension of crunch to a pie that is otherwise dominated by the nutty, woody, smoky flavors of morel and bison.’


wild rice

/ˌwīld ˈrīs/