Wild Rice with Spicy Pecans

  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 cups water

2 bay leaves

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 cup wild rice

1/2 cup pecan pieces

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine the water, bay leaves, and salt and pepper to taste in a pot with a snug-fitting lid. Bring to a boil. Add the rice, reduce to a simmer, and cook 40 to 45 minutes.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients in a saute pan and saute over low heat until the nuts have toasted lightly. Remove from the heat and combine with the cooked wild rice. Serve with game, poultry, roasted lake trout, or whitefish.
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