Wild Rice with ‘Wild’ Greens and Nettle Pesto *Super-Healthy*

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Preparation info

  • A Side for

    4

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Salmagundi

By Sally Butcher

Published 2014

  • About

I once made the mistake of serving wild rice to my Iranian family-in-law. Now Iranians probably make the finest range of rice dishes in the world, but they are all based on cousins of basmati-type rice. Wild rice isn’t even a rice – it’s a type of water-loving grass and from the expression on the faces of the aforementioned in-laws, I may as well have been serving, well, grass, as in the sort you find in your back garden. This was a shame, as wild rice is a gourmet carb and a tad pricier th