‘Wild rice, wild rice, were I with thee’…..

This spicy wild rice recipe is quick and easy to make and can be enjoyed as a main or a side dish. It’s packed with fresh chilli, onion and garlic and absolutely bursting with strong flavours!


  • 10 cherry tomatoes chopped into quarters (red, orange or yellow, as you like)
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic depending on your taste
  • 1 medium red onion finely chopped
  • 1 thumb-size piece of ginger finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder 
  • 1 red chilli finely chopped
  • 1 handful of chopped fresh parsley 
  • 2 portions of wild rice, cooked according to the packet.
  • plenty of freshly cracked black pepper and a squeeze of lemon


  1. Cook the rice according to the packet
  2. While the rice is cooking, finely chop all the fresh ingredients and mix in a bowl with a little extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil. If you have a food processor you might prefer to blend the fresh ingredients into a chunky salsa type mix.
  3. The final step is to take your cooked wild rice, while still warm and stir in in the fresh and tangy mix. 
  4. Season with cracked black pepper and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
  5. Enjoy!

Poetry companion: Try this lovely poem from Emily Dickinson, a perfect match for this passionately spicy dish.

Recipe: Wild, Wild Rice


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