Growing Chefs! Ontario Berries and Wild Rice

Berries and Wild Rice

This recipe can be served hot or cold and is a traditional recipe from the Great Lakes area. Wild rice used to be harvested in many Ontario lakes. Berries and maple syrup are also ingredients that can be foraged and are valuable ingredients to Indigenous peoples in these areas.
Serves 4
3/4 cup wild rice1 cup fresh foraged berries, raspberries, blueberries, saskatoon berries and blackberries are all good options1/3 cup maple syrup1 teaspoon cinnamon
Measuring cupsMeasuring spoonsMedium potWooden spoonTasting spoonsDish towel

Get Organized!

Gather your mis en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.

Get Prepped!

Add wild rice and 2 14 cups of water to a medium sized pot.

Get Cooking!

Simmer the wild rice and dried cranberries on medium low heat until water is gone (about 45 minutes). Rice should be soft and splitting.

Mix in the fresh berries, maple syrup, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt, and cook about 5 minutes longer, until berries are just starting to burst.

Serve immediately, or let cool and serve at room temperature. Enjoy with an additional drizzle of maple syrup if desired.