It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Easy Chicken, Spinach, and Wild Rice Soup

April 13, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday is a recipe for Easy Chicken, Spinach, and Wild Rice Soup. Rotisserie Chicken, Chicken Broth, Wild Rice, and Baby Spinach are just some of the ingredients that make up this week’s recipe! The recipe is from another one of my favorite sites, the Diabetes Self Management website. At the site you’ll find a fantastic selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetes Management Tips, Diabetes News, and more. Check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Easy Chicken, Spinach, and Wild Rice Soup
Ingredients
1 can (about 14 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 3/4 cups chopped carrots
2 cans (10 3/4 ounces each) reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
2 cups cooked wild rice
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried sage
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups coarsely chopped baby spinach
1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken*
1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half or fat-free (skim) milk

Directions
1 – Bring broth to a boil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add carrots; cook 10 minutes.

2 – Add soup, rice, thyme, sage, and pepper to saucepan; bring to a boil. Stir in spinach, chicken, and half-and-half; cook and stir 2 minutes or until heated through.

*Note. Half of a rotisserie chicken will yield about 1 1/2 cups of cooked meat.

Yield: 6 to 7 servings.

Serving size: 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 256 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 22 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 62 mg, Sodium: 624 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/easy-chicken-spinach-and-wild-rice-soup/

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Wild Rice Arugula Salad with Maple Glazed Acorn Squash

July 2, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday, PBS | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Wild Rice Arugula Salad with Maple Glazed Acorn Squash. I found this one on many web sites and I’m going with the one from the PBS Recipe web site. The Maple Glazed Acorn Squash and Rice had me sold on the dish! You can find this recipe at the PBS/Recipe website. At the PBS site they have an incredible selection of recipes from all cuisines. So check it out today and don’t forget to Support your local PBS Network! So enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! http://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/

Wild Rice Arugula Salad with Maple Glazed Acorn Squash
Combine wild rice, maple glazed acorn squash, pomegranate and goat cheese.

Ingredients
For the Acorn Squash:
1 small acorn squash, halved, cut into 1/4-inch slices and seeds discarded
1 teaspoon maple syrup
Salt
For the Rice:
1/2 cup wild rice
1 1/4 cup water
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon olive oil
For the Dressing:
1 tablespoon olive oil
Juice from 1 lemon
1 garlic clove, minced
Salt
Freshly ground pepper
For the Assembly:
3 ounces baby or regular arugula
2 tablespoons minced fresh Italian parsley
Seeds from 1/4 pomegranate
1 ounce goat cheese, crumbled

Directions
1 – Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. On a parchment-lined baking sheet, spread out the slices of acorn squash. Brush both sides of the slices with maple syrup and sprinkle with a few pinches of salt. Transfer to the oven to roast for 20 to 25 minutes, until the squash is tender with a fork. The cook time may depend on the size of your squash so just be sure to check on it.
2 – Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, set over medium heat, combine the rice, water, salt and olive oil. Bring the mixture to an aggressive simmer and then immediately lower to a gentle simmer and cover. Cook the rice until water is evaporated and until the texture is tender, about 10 to 15 minutes. Wild rice depends on the type you end up buying; I’d recommend following the instructions on the back of the bag (it most likely will be similar to these instructions but may vary slightly).
3 – In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients together, along with a few pinches of salt and a few turns of freshly ground pepper.
4 – At this point, you can store all of the components separately and toss everything together before serving. If you want to assemble now, toss the arugula and Italian parsley with the dressing, being sure the leaves are thoroughly coated with the dressing. Add the rice and toss once more. Arrange the slices of acorn squash and top with the pomegranate seeds and goat cheese crumbles.
http://www.pbs.org/food/recipes/wild-rice-arugula-salad-maple-glazed-acorn-squash/

Turkey Wild Rice Casserole

November 17, 2017 at 5:36 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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Passing along another Delicious Dinner Recipe from Jennie – O, Turkey Wild Rice Casserole. Made using JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Oven Roasted Turkey Breast along with Sautéed Mushrooms, Wild Rice and Water Chestnuts. You can find this Classic Casserole Dish along with all the Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie- O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

Turkey Wild Rice Casserole

A classic casserole recipe for fans of comfort food. Sautéed mushrooms, wild rice and water chestnuts baked into a hearty, lean dinner. Only 320 calories per serving!

INGREDIENTS

2 cups sliced mushrooms
¼ cup butter
6 tablespoons flour
2 chicken flavored instant bouillon cubes
1 cup water
1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
4 cups cubed JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
1 cup uncooked wild rice
1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
½ cup almonds, sliced
DIRECTIONS

1 – Heat oven to 350°F. In skillet, saute mushrooms in butter until tender. Blend in flour, bouillon cubes and water. Stir in evaporated milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to boil.
2 – Add cubed turkey, wild rice and water chestnuts. Pour mixture into buttered baking dish. Sprinkle top with almonds. Cover. Bake 30 minutes. Uncover. Bake 30 minutes or longer until hot and bubbly.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories 320
Protein 26g
Carbohydrates 25g
Fiber 2g
Sugars 9g
Fat 13g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 800mg
Saturated Fa t5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/59-turkey-wild-rice-casserole

Leftovers: Creamy Wild Rice, Chicken, and Mushroom Soup w/ Baked Multi Grain Bread

November 5, 2017 at 5:53 PM | Posted in Bear Creek Products, chicken, mushrooms, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Leftovers: Creamy Wild Rice, Chicken, and Mushroom Soup w/ Baked Multi Grain Bread

 

 

It’s been one sleepless and painful night and day. I have been suffering through some extremely painful Phantom Pains. It’s so frustrating because there is nothing you can do to stop them. There’s methods and medicine you can do or take that may work about 5% of the time but for the most part the only thing you can do is try to fight through them. I think I might have got about an hours worth of sleep overnight but that was it. I had nothing for Breakfast but a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I went to McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom and Dad and I went back to bed for most of the Day. The Phantom Pains lessened around 2:00 this afternoon, finally. I’m hoping for a better night tonight! Thank goodness for leftovers, I reheated the Creamy Wild Rice, Chicken, and Mushroom Soup w/ Baked Multi Grain Bread. I’ve left the original post from yesterday below. Take care everyone.

 

I had purchased a bag of Bear Creek Creamy Wild Rice Soup Mix at Walmart a while back. So what better day to try it than a Fall day in November. The package contains the Soup Mix which is loaded with Long Grain Wild Rice. I’ll be adding 8 cups of Water, Pulled Chicken, and sliced Mushrooms. You can already tell this has the makings of one Hearty Comfort Food Soup!

 

 

 

For the Pulled Chicken; Yesterday I purchased a Kroger Simple Truth Rotisserie Whole Chicken. I pulled all the meat and put it in a sealable plastic container, which I put in the fridge to store until needed. I also purchased a small container of Mini Bella Mushrooms, from Meijer, that I sliced up.

 

 

 

 

To prepare the Soup; I brought 8 cups of water to a rolling boil. Whisked in Soup Mix. Reduce heat to medium and simmer uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sea Salt and Pepper to taste. When the Soup was ready I then added 1 cup of the Pulled Chicken and 1 cup of the sliced Mushrooms. Stirred until well blended, and served. One excellent Soup! The Soup came out smooth and creamy and the Long Grain Rice, Chicken, and Mushrooms worked perfect. Hearty and Delicious! I also baked a loaf La Brea Multi Grain Bread. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

Bear Creek Country Kitchens: Soup Mix Creamy Wild Rice

Deliciously smooth and creamy, and loaded with hearty long-grain wild rice.
High in the Heber Valley of the Wasatch Mountains, Bear Creek Country Kitchens began with one goal in mind: Deliver great hearty homestyle dishes that the whole family will enjoy. Combining high quality hearty ingredients with our special blend of spices, our soups are delicious, yet easy to prepare. Just add water and in minutes you can serve “homemade” soups that will satisfy every appetite.

Creamy Wild Rice
A Bear Creek® soup to get wild about. Smooth and creamy, it’s loaded with hearty long-grain wild rice and graced with carrots, celery, tomatoes, herbs and spices.

Yields about 8 one-cup servings.
Try adding chicken and sliced mushrooms for variety
* Just add water
* Makes 1/2 gallon
* Wild rice soup mix cooks in 15 minutes

Instruction
1 – Directions: Bring 8 cups of water to a rolling boil. Whisk in soup mix. Reduce heat to medium and simmer uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Salt and pepper to taste. Yields about 8 one cup servings.
2 – Store in a cool dry place.

Creamy Wild Rice, Chicken, and Mushroom Soup w/ Baked Multi Grain Bread

November 4, 2017 at 5:04 PM | Posted in Bear Creek Products, chicken, mushrooms | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Creamy Wild Rice, Chicken, and Mushroom Soup w/ Baked Multi Grain Bread

 

 

 

Toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin for Breakfast this morning. I topped with some Smucker’s Sugarless Blackberry Jam and served it with a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Sort of foggy out this morning. It was cloudy all day and a high of 64 degrees. So it was a god day to stay in and clean the house, vacuum and dusted. Also gave the wooden floor area a good cleaning. After Lunch I got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. Some of the trees this year in the neighborhood are beautiful! Orange, Yellow, Red, leaves and they look incredible as the sun is setting and hitting them just right. Had everything done by the afternoon and watched some College Football. For Dinner tonight a Comfort Food Dinner, Creamy Wild Rice, Chicken, and Mushroom Soup w/ Baked Multi Grain Bread.

 

I had purchased a bag of Bear Creek Creamy Wild Rice Soup Mix at Walmart a while back. So what better day to try it than a Fall day in November. The package contains the Soup Mix which is loaded with Long Grain Wild Rice. I’ll be adding 8 cups of Water, Pulled Chicken, and sliced Mushrooms. You can already tell this has the makings of one Hearty Comfort Food Soup!

 

 

 

For the Pulled Chicken; Yesterday I purchased a Kroger Simple Truth Rotisserie Whole Chicken. I pulled all the meat and put it in a sealable plastic container, which I put in the fridge to store until needed. I also purchased a small container of Mini Bella Mushrooms, from Meijer, that I sliced up.

 

 

 

 

To prepare the Soup; I brought 8 cups of water to a rolling boil. Whisked in Soup Mix. Reduce heat to medium and simmer uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sea Salt and Pepper to taste. When the Soup was ready I then added 1 cup of the Pulled Chicken and 1 cup of the sliced Mushrooms. Stirred until well blended, and served. One excellent Soup! The Soup came out smooth and creamy and the Long Grain Rice, Chicken, and Mushrooms worked perfect. Hearty and Delicious! I also baked a loaf La Brea Multi Grain Bread. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn along with a Coke Zero to drink.

 

 

Bear Creek Country Kitchens: Soup Mix Creamy Wild Rice

Deliciously smooth and creamy, and loaded with hearty long-grain wild rice.
High in the Heber Valley of the Wasatch Mountains, Bear Creek Country Kitchens began with one goal in mind: Deliver great hearty homestyle dishes that the whole family will enjoy. Combining high quality hearty ingredients with our special blend of spices, our soups are delicious, yet easy to prepare. Just add water and in minutes you can serve “homemade” soups that will satisfy every appetite.

Creamy Wild Rice
A Bear Creek® soup to get wild about. Smooth and creamy, it’s loaded with hearty long-grain wild rice and graced with carrots, celery, tomatoes, herbs and spices.

Yields about 8 one-cup servings.
Try adding chicken and sliced mushrooms for variety
* Just add water
* Makes 1/2 gallon
* Wild rice soup mix cooks in 15 minutes
Instruction
1 – Directions: Bring 8 cups of water to a rolling boil. Whisk in soup mix. Reduce heat to medium and simmer uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Salt and pepper to taste. Yields about 8 one cup servings.
2 – Store in a cool dry place.

Soup Special of the Day!……..Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

September 24, 2017 at 5:23 AM | Posted in soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is – Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. Thank you to Franks for passing this recipe along. Enjoy and Eat Healthy!

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Recipe Ingredients:

1 (6-ounce) box long-grain and wild rice mix, prepared according to package directions
1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
2 (about 8 ounces total) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, chopped
1 cup thinly sliced carrot
2 cups (8 ounces) sliced fresh mushrooms
1 1/4 cups (1 medium) chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 3/4 cups chicken broth, (two 14.5-ounce cans)
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon, crushed
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (12-ounce) can Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons dry white wine
Green onions

Cooking Directions:

1 – Heat oil in large saucepan. Add chicken, carrots, mushrooms, onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender and chicken is no longer pink.
2 – Add rice, broth, tarragon, thyme, parsley flakes; bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
3 – Combine small amount of evaporated milk and cornstarch in small bowl; stir until smooth. Add to saucepan with remaining evaporated milk and wine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until soup is thickened.
4 – Garnish with Green Onions
Makes 6 servings.

Soup Special of the DAY! – Turkey Wild Rice Soup

January 15, 2017 at 6:08 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is Turkey Wild Rice Soup. Its made with JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast along with Onions, Carrots, Wild Rice, and Cranberries. This one warms the insides up by just saying the name, Turkey Wild Rice Soup. It’s from the Jennie – O website which has a fantastic selection of healthy and delicious recipes. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2017! https://www.jennieo.com/

 
Turkey Wild Rice Soup

Is this the greatest soup of all time? If it isn’t, it’s definitely in the running. Carrots, cranberries, hearty wild rice and a creamy, savory broth form a brilliant, magical soup that’s under 300 calories per serving.

INGREDIENTS

1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey BreastTurkey Wild Rice Soup
1 cup chopped onion
½ cup chopped carrots
6 cups water
2 tablespoons HERB-OX® chicken flavored bouillon granules
½ cup uncooked wild rice, rinsed
½ cup dried cranberries
½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
½ cup flour
2 cups milk
DIRECTIONS

1) Cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165ºF as measured by a meat thermometer. Stir in onion and carrots. Cook over medium-high heat 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetable are tender.
2) Stir in water, bouillon granules, wild rice, cranberries, poultry seasoning, thyme and pepper; bring to boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer 45 to 55 minutes or until rice is tender.
3) In small bowl place flour. Gradually add milk, stirring until smooth. Stir flour mixture into soup. Cook over medium heat until soup bubbles and thickens slightly.
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATIONJennie O Make the Switch
PER SERVING
Calories290
Protein29g
Carbohydrates40g
Fiber3g
Sugars15g
Fat2g
Cholesterol45mg
Sodium140mg
Saturated Fat0.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/308-turkey-wild-rice-soup

Wild Rice and Cranberry Pilaf

October 30, 2016 at 5:10 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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With the upcoming Holidays in the not so distant future I thought I would pass along a perfect side dish for your Holiday Meal from the Jennie – O website, Wild Rice and Cranberry Pilaf. Wild Rice, Barley, and Cranberries provides the great flavor! At the Jennie – O website (http://www.jennieo.com/) not only can you find delicious and healthy Turkey Recipes but you can also find Recipes for Side Dishes, Salads, and Desserts. Enjoy and Make the SWITCH!

 
Wild Rice and Cranberry Pilaf

Wild rice and barley pair with cranberries and orange zest in this flavorful side dish.wild-rice-and-cranberry-pilaf

INGREDIENTS

¾ cup wild rice
3 cups chicken broth
½ cup pearl barley (not quick cooking)
½ cup dried cranberries
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
salt and pepper, if desired

 
DIRECTIONS

1) Heat oven 350°F. In large saucepan, combine wild rice and broth. Bring to boiling, reduce heat. Cover. Simmer 15 minutes. Stir in barley and dried cranberries.
2) Spoon in 1½-quart casserole. Cover. Bake 1 hour or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, stirring once. Fluff with fork. Stir in orange peel and salt and pepper, if desired.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATIONJennie O Make the Switch
PER SERVING
Calories170
Protein5g
Carbohydrates37g
Fiber4g
Sugars7g
Fat0.5g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium470mg
Saturated Fat0g
http://www.jennieo.com/recipes/884-wild-rice-and-cranberry-pilaf

Grain of the Week – Wild Rice

April 17, 2014 at 7:25 AM | Posted in Grain of the Week | Leave a comment
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Wild rice

Wild rice

Wild rice (also called Canada rice, Indian rice, and water oats) are four species of grasses forming the genus Zizania, and the grain which can be harvested from them. The grain was historically gathered and eaten in both North America and China. While it is now a delicacy in North America, the grain is eaten less in China, where the plant’s stem is used as a vegetable.

Wild rice is not directly related to Asian rice (Oryza sativa), whose wild progenitors are O. rufipogon and O. nivara, although they are close cousins, sharing the tribe Oryzeae. Wild rice grains have a chewy outer sheath with a tender inner grain that has a slightly vegetal taste.

The plants grow in shallow water in small lakes and slow-flowing streams; often, only the flowering head of wild rice rises above the water. The grain is eaten by dabbling ducks and other aquatic wildlife, as well as humans.

 

 

 

Three species of wild rice are native to North America:

* Northern wild rice (Zizania palustris) is an annual plant native to the Great Lakes region of North America, the aquatic areas of the Boreal Forest regions of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba in Canada and Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan in the US.
* Wild rice (Z. aquatica), also an annual, grows in the Saint Lawrence River and on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States.
* Texas wild rice (Z. texana) is a perennial plant found only in a small area along the San Marcos River in central Texas.
One species is native to Asia:

* Manchurian wild rice (Z. latifolia; incorrect synonym: Z. caduciflora), is a perennial native to China.
Texas wild rice is in danger of extinction due to loss of suitable habitat in its limited range and to pollution. The pollen of Texas wild rice can only travel about 30 inches away from a parent plant. If pollen does not land on a receptive female flower within that distance, no seeds are produced. Manchurian wild rice has almost disappeared from the wild in its native range, but has been accidentally introduced into the wild in New Zealand and is considered an invasive species there.

 

 

 

Cooked wild rice.

Cooked wild rice.

The species most commonly harvested as grain is the annual species Zizania palustris. Native Americans and others harvest wild rice by canoeing into a stand of plants, and bending the ripe grain heads with wooden sticks called knockers, so as to thresh the seeds into the canoe.

The size of the knockers, as well as other details, are prescribed in state and tribal law. By Minnesota statute, knockers must be at most 1 inch in diameter, 30 inches long, and one pound in weight. The plants are not beaten with the knockers but require only a gentle brushing to dislodge the mature grain. The Ojibwa people call this plant manoomin, meaning “harvesting berry” but commonly explained to mean “good berry”. Some seeds fall to the muddy bottom and germinate later in the year.

Several Native American cultures, such as the Ojibwa, consider wild rice to be a sacred component in their culture. The rice is harvested with a canoe: one person vans (or “knocks”) rice into the canoe with two small poles (called “knockers” or “flails”) while the other paddles slowly or uses a push pole. For these groups, this harvest is an important cultural (and often economic) event. Named by the Ojibwe, the neighboring Omanoominii (the Menominee tribe, whose endonym is Mamaceqtaw, “the people”) is named after this plant. Many places in Illinois, Indiana, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Wisconsin are named after this plant, including Mahnomen, Minnesota, Menomonie, Wisconsin and many lakes and streams bearing the name “Rice”, “Wildrice”, “Wild Rice” or “Zizania”.

Because of its nutritional value and taste, wild rice increased in popularity in the late 20th century, and commercial cultivation began in the US and Canada to supply the increased demand. In 1950 James and Gerald Godward started experimenting with wild rice in a one acre meadow north of Brainerd, Minnesota. They constructed dikes around the acre, dug ditches for drainage, and put in water controls. In the fall they tilled the soil, and in the spring of 1951 they acquired 50 pounds of seed from Wildlife Nurseries Inc. They scattered the seed onto the soil, disked it in, and flooded the paddy. Much to their surprise, since they were told that wild rice needs flowing water to grow well, the seeds spouted and produced a crop. James and Gerald continued to experiment with wild rice throughout the early 1950s and were the first to officially cultivate the previously wild crop.

In the US, the main producers are California and Minnesota (where it is the official state grain) and it is mainly cultivated in paddy fields. In Canada, it is usually harvested from natural bodies of water; the largest producer is the province of Saskatchewan. Wild rice is also produced in Hungary and Australia. In Hungary, cultivation started in 1974 on the rice field of Szarvas.[citation needed] The Indian Rice Ltd. was founded in 1990. Now, the Hungarian wild rice growing and processing is managed only by this company. In Australia production is controlled by Ricewild Pty. Ltd. at Deniliquin in Southern New South Wales.

Manchurian wild rice (Chinese: 菰; pinyin: gū), gathered from the wild, was once an important grain in ancient China. Because of the difficulty of its domestication, it gradually lost importance with increasing population density, as its habitat was converted for use in raising rice.[citation needed] It is now very rare in the wild, and its use as a grain has completely disappeared in China, though it continues to be cultivated for its stems.

 

 

 
Typically sold as a dried whole grain, wild rice is high in protein, the amino acid lysine and dietary fiber, and low in fat. Nutritional analysis shows wild rice to be second only to oats (quinoa was third) in protein content per 100 calories. Like true rice, it does not contain gluten. It is also a good source of certain minerals and B vitamins. One cup of cooked wild rice provides 5% or more of the daily value of thiamin, riboflavin, iron, and potassium; 10% or more of the daily value of niacin, b6, folate, magnesium, phosphorus; 15% of zinc; and over 20% of manganese.

Wild rice seeds can be infected by the highly toxic fungus ergot, which is dangerous if eaten. Infected grains have pink or purplish blotches or growths of the fungus, from the size of a seed to several times larger.

 

 

 

Wild rice stems before and after peeling.

Wild rice stems before and after peeling.

The swollen crisp white stems of Manchurian wild rice are grown as a vegetable, popular in East and Southeast Asia. The swelling occurs because of infection with the smut fungus Ustilago esculenta. The fungus prevents the plant from flowering, so the crop is propagated asexually, the infection being passed from mother plant to daughter plant. Harvest must be made between about 120 days and 170 days after planting, after the stem begins to swell but before the infection reaches its reproductive stage, when the stem will begin to turn black and eventually disintegrate into fungal spores.

The vegetable is especially common in China, where it is known as gaosun or jiaobai. Other names which may be used in English include coba and water bamboo. Importation of the vegetable to the United States is prohibited in order to protect North American species from the fungus.

 

 

Whole Grain Breaded Chicken Strips w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice

August 25, 2013 at 5:44 PM | Posted in Perdue Chicken Products, Uncle Ben's Rice | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Whole Grain Breaded Chicken Strips w/ Long Grain and Wild RiceChicken Strips and Long Grain and Wild Rice 005

 

 

 

Well I got my voice back, family wonders if that’s a good thing or not! But I just haven’t felt up to par today. It seems since I went through the Cancer Trial I’ll have a day or two of feeling like this every few months. I just feel really run down and no energy but it only lasts a day or so. Thank God for that Cancer Trial though, I was Stage 4 Melanoma at one point. So things could have a lot worse. Really didn’t feel like cooking and not all that hungry so I prepared Whole Grain Breaded Chicken Strips w/ Long Grain and Wild Rice.

 

 

I used Perdue Whole Grain Breaded Chicken Breast Strips. Since using these a while back I now keep a package or two of these in the freezer. Their great for Lunch or Dinner and a breeze to fix and delicious. They come breaded and you just bake them for 12 minutes, flipping them over after 6 minutes and their done. Good for salads, sandwiches or just by their self. To go worth the Chicken I microwaved a bag of Uncle Ben‘s Ready Rice Long Grain & Wild. I guess my favorite among the Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice. Another tasty and easy to fix item, just microwave for 90 seconds and it’s ready. A very easy meal to prepare but quite good! It’s not bad being a slug every now and then! For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

Perdue Whole Grain Breaded Chicken Breast StripsPERDUE® Whole Grain Breaded Chicken Breast Strips

INGREDIENTS
Ingredients: Boneless skinless chicken breast with rib meat, chicken broth. Contains 2% or less of salt, yeast extract, brown sugar, natural flavors.

Breaded with: White whole wheat flour, wheat flour, water, salt. Contains 2% or less of natural flavors, dextrose, dried yeast, natural paprika extract, potassium chloride, yeast extract, maltodextrin, dried garlic, natural paprika and annatto extracts, yellow corn flour.
Nutrtion

Serving Size 3oz (85g)
Servings Per Container About 8
Amount Per Serving (* % of Daily Value)
Calories 160
Calories from Fat 50
Total Fat 6g (9%)
Saturated Fat 1.5g (8%)
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 35mg (12%)
Sodium 490mg (20%)
Total Carbohydrate 13g (4%)
Dietary Fiber 1g (4%)
Sugars 1g
Protein 14g (25%)

 
http://www.perdue.com/products/details.asp?id=400&title=PERDUE%AE%20Whole%20Grain%20Chicken%20Breast%20Strips

 

 

 
UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE® Long Grain & WildUncle Ben's Long-Grain-Wild

The rice that’s always ready to enjoy. Now, you can have our original delicious Long Grain & Wild Rice recipe with 23 herbs and seasonings in just 90 seconds. This microwaveable pouch also eliminates prep and cleanup. UNCLE BEN’S®. ‘Perfect Every Time’®.

Nutritional Claims & Product Benefits:

Good Source of Folic Acid
Good source of iron
0 g Trans Fats & No Saturated Fat
COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
Squeeze pouch to separate rice.
Tear to vent.
Heat on HIGH for 90 seconds.
Cooking time for 2 pouches – 2 ½ minutes. Microwave times may vary. Take care when handling and opening the hot pouch. Refrigerate unused portion.

In the Skillet
Gently squeeze the sides of the pouch to break apart the rice, and pour contents into a skillet. Add 2 Tbsp. of water and heat.
Stir rice occasionally until heated thoroughly.
Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup (125 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 190

Calories from Fat 18

Total Fat 2.0g 3%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 630mg 26%

Carbohydrates 39.0g 13%

Dietary Fiber 2.0g 8%

Sugars 1.0g

Protein 5.0g

 

 

http://www.unclebens.com/Products/Ready-Rice/Uncle-Ben-s-reg;-Long-Grain-Wild#.UhpZ6hvOk20

 

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