Green Onion Garlicky Wild Rice

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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2 tablespoons coconut oil

6 scallions, whites and greens kept separate, thinly sliced

4 cloves garlic, minced 

1 serrano pepper, seeded and minced 

1 teaspoon ground cumin 

1 teaspoon lime zest plus lime wedges, for garnish

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 

1 1/2 cups wild rice 


  1. Heat a medium saucepan with a lid over medium-high heat. Melt the coconut oil and add the scallion whites, garlic and serrano and cook, stirring frequently, until the garlic and scallions start to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle in the cumin, lime zest, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Add the rice and stir until all the beads of rice are coated. Add 2 to 3 cups water (according to the package directions) and stir. Bring to a simmer, then cover and reduce the heat to low. Cook until all the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender, about 45 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve with a spritz of lime and sliced scallion greens.