Wild Rice Pilaf

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  • Yield: 6 servings
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3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided

1/2 cup chopped yellow onion

Kosher salt

2 cups pure wild rice (10 to 12 ounces)

1/4 cup finely chopped scallions, white and green parts (2 scallions)

1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper


  1. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a medium saucepan, add the onion, and cook over low heat for 5 to 10 minutes, until translucent. Add 5 cups of water, 2 teaspoons of salt, and the wild rice. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to very low, and simmer, covered, for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until the rice is tender. Drain well.
  2. Place the drained rice in a bowl, add the remaining tablespoon of butter, the scallions, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and the pepper. Taste for seasonings and serve hot.