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Participants have three ways to win in state and national contests. Deadline for recipes is June 15.

May 15, 2014

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The Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council is hosting the fifth annual "Get Wild with Wild Rice" Recipe Contest.

All recipes must feature the deliciously distinctive flavor of wild rice – Minnesota's state grain.


Recipes entered go head-to-head in a taste test conducted by the council's culinary specialists. Participants have three opportunities to win: 1) Up to 16 finalists will be selected to have their recipe published and win a wild prize pack; 2) A Grand Prize of $500 will be awarded to one winning recipe chosen by a panel of celebrity judges; and 3) Winning recipes will be posted in September on the council's website for an online contest celebrating National Rice Month. America will vote for their favorite recipe and the top vote getter will receive a $250 People's Choice Award.

The deadline for recipe submission is June 15. Visit for full contest details.

Previous winners include:

2013 Grand Prize Winner – Zesty Wild Rice Skillet (Katie Schlick, St. Cloud)
This recipe features wild rice with marinated chicken, bacon, onion, Tuscan-seasoned broccoli, and Parmesan cheese for a deliciously vibrant blend of flavors. Zesty Wild Rice Skillet is easy-to-prepare and provides a great opportunity to incorporate the great taste of wild rice into your everyday meals.

2012 Grand Prize Winner – Wild Rice & Sausage Frittata (Anne Lauer, Hugo)
This recipe showcases eggs with wild rice, pork sausage, Vidalia onion, and Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses for a deliciously distinctive creation which can be served as a protein-rich main dish or as a creative option for a hearty breakfast (a frittata is the Italian version of the omelette).

For these and other wild rice recipes, visit one of the most extensive wild rice recipe libraries found online:

To receive your free copy of the Council's latest recipe brochure, "Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Recipes and Answers to Often Asked Questions," featuring contest winning recipes and other wild rice favorites, including soups, appetizers, salads, entrées, and side dishes, send a self-addressed-stamped-envelope to:

Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council
Newest Recipes
4630 Churchill St., #1
St. Paul, MN 55126

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