Wilder Than Wild Rice

  • Yield 6 servings

This deliciously smoked wild rice makes the perfect side dish for pork or beef.


3/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 -- green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 -- red bell pepper, chopped
2 -- garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups white rice
1/2 cup wild rice
1 -- (16-ounce) can black beans, drained
2 1/2 cups water


  1. Saute onion, green pepper, red pepper and garlic in olive oil in saucepan until vegetables are tender.  Stir in white rice and wild rice.  Saute for 1 minute.  Add black beans and water; mix well.  Cook over low heat for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Spoon into baking pan.  Grill over hot coals for 5 minutes to add smoky flavor.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Kansas City Barbeque Society’s Barbecue…It’s Not Just for Breakfast Anymore (the Kansas City Barbecue Society, Kansas City, Missouri, 1996).