One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A tall aquatic North American grass related to rice, with edible grains.
Zizania aquatica, family Gramineae
- ‘Gish did not identify any wild rice, maize, or cucurbit pollen.’
- ‘The Ahnishinabe Native American Indian tribe of North America say their ancestors saw in visions tracts of wild rice.’
- ‘The latter, sometimes called Manchurian wild rice or water grass, has broader leaves, which are used for wrapping dumplings.’
- ‘This area supports an extensive stand of wild rice, as well as the federal-threatened Aeschynomene virginica.’
- ‘If your pond is at least three feet deep, you can experiment with wild rice, water lotus, and water lily.’
- 1.1 The grain of the wild rice plant used as food.
- ‘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.’
- ‘In a large bowl, combine white rice and 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.’
- ‘The Dad ordered marinated lamb brochette on a bed of garlic wild rice and red pepper dressing for €16.’
- ‘They also collected a broad variety of wild herbs, wild vegetables such as acorns, water chestnuts, and broad beans, and possibly wild rice.’
- ‘In a serving bowl, combine the wild rice, brown rice, raisin mixture, almonds, parsley, salt and pepper.’
- ‘Joan's mother, who was stirring around the wild rice, shot her head up in alarm.’
- ‘I liked the look of the mushroom balti, which came with wild rice, two small garlic naan breads and salad.’
- ‘Ditto the duck breast, which seemed to get lost in a mixture of bland wild rice and overly sweet peach purée.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘For example, try quinoa in stuffed bell peppers, wild rice in salads and amaranth in soups.’
- ‘I'm making lemon chicken with wild rice, peppers, and a salad.’
- ‘Spend some energy on a side dish, such as a wonderful wild rice pilaf with dried apricots, cranberries, and pistachios.’
- ‘And there was a stir-fry of tofu, wild rice and cabbage, which nearly gave me away.’
- ‘Some recommendations: crushed purple potatoes, wild rice salad, melted leeks, truffle gnocchi, and mushroom consommé with cognac.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The following has all the goodness of old-fashioned rice pudding but receives extra flair with the addition of wild rice.’
- ‘The designer had the free range chicken stuffed with sweet potatoes and chèvre, wild rice, sautéed spinach roast pepper and tomato dressing at £14.’
- ‘A few whole grains you should add to your diet include brown and wild rice, barley, oats, kasha, quinoa, bulgur and buckwheat.’
- ‘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.’
wild rice/ˌwīld ˈrīs/
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