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Wild Rice with Pistachios and Cilantro

Paleo wild ice main course dish

  • Author: Lea Valle
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Main


  • 1 cup whole wild rice (not quick-cooking or wild rice/rice blends)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 4 cups chicken stock (or use water to make this vegan)
  • 3/4 cup pistachios
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • celtic sea salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Rinse the wild rice.
  2. Sauté the chopped red onion in the olive oil on medium heat until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the wild rice to the pan with the onions and cook together for another 5-10 minutes.
  4. Add the 4 cups of chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for approximately 45 minutes.*
  5. When the rice is done, and has absorbed all the liquid, stir in the pistachios and cilantro and check the seasoning. Add salt and pepper to taste.