Savor the Deliciousness of Brazilian Wild Rice Blend Today!

Welcome fellow foodies to my latest creation – the Brazilian Wild Rice Blend Recipe. As a chef specializing in Brazilian and American cuisine, I strive to bring unique and delicious dishes to the table that will satisfy your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

This recipe is my take on the classic wild rice pilaf with an exotic blend of Brazilian flavors. The dish features a combination of brown wild rice and long-grain brown rice cooked to perfection, mixed with Brazil nuts, Kalamata olives, and a special seasoning mix. The result is a beautiful, colorful recipe that is both healthy and delicious.

If you’re looking for a new side dish to try or just want to impress your guests at dinner parties, this Brazilian Wild Rice Blend Recipe is the perfect choice. In this article, I’ll give you step-by-step instructions on how to make this dish, as well as some tips and variations to suit your taste. So get ready to embark on an adventure in Brazilian cuisine with me and let’s get cooking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Brazilian Wild Rice Blend
Brazilian Wild Rice Blend

Have you ever tried a dish that is exotic, healthy and delicious all in one? Well, I have a recipe for you – Brazilian Wild Rice Blend! This dish will take your taste buds on a journey to the tropical forests of Brazil. Here are some reasons why you’ll love preparing and enjoying this dish:

Firstly, it’s packed with nutrition. The blend of wild and long grain brown rice makes it an excellent source of carbohydrates, fiber and minerals. And let’s not forget the brazil nuts and kalamata olives – adding some healthy fats to the mix.

Secondly, it’s easy to customize. This recipe is highly adaptable, allowing you to mix and match ingredients based on your preferences. For example, adding more chili powder could turn up the heat or using less honey makes it less sweet.

Thirdly, it’s a perfect option for any meal. Whether you want it as a side dish to make your dinner complete or as the main course for lunch. The flexibility of this recipe allows you to pair it up with almost anything.

Finally, it’s quick and easy to prepare! You don’t need any special skills or equipment to whip up this dish in no time. With just a pot on the stove or rice cooker, this recipe can be made by anyone – even those who are new to cooking.

In conclusion, Brazilian Wild Rice Blend is an impressive dish that satisfies both your taste buds and your health needs. Imagine having a bowl full of flavorful rice blend topped with roasted vegetables or grilled chicken – it’s heavenly! So go ahead and try this out now; I promise you won’t regret it!

Ingredient List

 A vibrant and colorful mix of textures and flavors.
A vibrant and colorful mix of textures and flavors.

Here are the essential ingredients you’ll need to make this Brazilian wild rice blend recipe. You might already have some of them in your pantry!

  • Wild rice blend: 1 cup
  • Long-grain brown rice: 1/2 cup
  • Water or broth: 2 cups (water or broth 1:1 ratio)
  • Olive oil: 2 tbsp
  • Salt: 1/2 tsp
  • Brazil nuts (chopped): 3 tbsp
  • Kalamata olives (sliced): 3 tbsp
  • Honey: 1 tsp
  • Garlic powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Chili powder: 1/4 tsp

Note that there are different types of wild rice blends, so you can select your preferred brand. For best results, I recommend using Lundberg Wild Blend Rice. Lastly, don’t forget to adjust the seasoning amounts based on your preferences.

The Recipe How-To

 A perfect side dish to accompany any meat or seafood dish.
A perfect side dish to accompany any meat or seafood dish.

Cook Lundberg’s Wild Blend Rice Mix for 45 Minutes

To cook the exotic blend of wild and long grain brown rice for our Brazilian wild rice blend recipe, you can use a rice cooker or stove-top methods. Cook Lundberg’s wild blend rice mix according to the package instructions. To cook on the stove, add 1 cup of rice blend and 2 cups of water or broth(1) to a pot and bring it to a boil. Reduce heat, cover with a tight-fitting lid and simmer for 45 minutes. If you prefer to use a rice cooker, add 2 cups water/broth(1) and 1 cup of rice blend and let it cook.

Prepare the Seasoning Mix

While the rice is cooking, prepare the seasoning mix for our Brazilian wild rice blend recipe. In a large bowl, whisk together 3 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp honey, 1 tsp garlic powder,  1 tsp chili powder, and ½ tsp salt until well combined.

Toss in Vegetables and Nuts

Once the rice is cooked, immediately toss the grains into the prepared seasoning mix while it’s still warm. Ensure that each grain of rice has been well coated with the seasoning mix. Add in your choice of vegetables (such as kalamata olives or stir-fried vegetables), protein (such as Brazil nuts), or both.

Serve Hot or Cold

Our Brazilian wild rice blend recipe works best when served hot or cold. This gourmet house specialty dish can be served as a main course or side dish, depending on your preference. In some cases, you may want to try serving this exotic blend rice with basmati rice pilaf recipes or other floating leaf recipes for an even more colorful meal.

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Substitutions and Variations

 With its wild rice and veggies, this dish is a healthy alternative to traditional carb-heavy sides.
With its wild rice and veggies, this dish is a healthy alternative to traditional carb-heavy sides.

One of the best things about this Brazilian Wild Rice Blend recipe is that you can easily make substitutions and variations based on your preferences and dietary restrictions. Here are some ideas to help you get creative in the kitchen:

– Nuts: If Brazil nuts are not available, try using pecans or almonds instead. They both have a similar texture and will add a nice crunch to the dish.

– Olives: Kalamata olives can be substituted with black olives or green olives. Or if you don’t like olives at all, simply leave them out.

– Seasoning: Customize the seasoning mix based on your preferences. For example, if you like spicier food, add more chili powder. If you prefer milder flavors, reduce the amount of garlic powder.

– Oil: Vegetable oil can be used instead of olive oil. Or try using coconut oil for a sweeter flavor.

– Rice blend: Use any type of rice blend that you prefer. Basmati rice would work well in this recipe, as would a wild rice mix that contains different types of rice.

– Vegetables: Add extra vegetables to make this dish even healthier and more delicious! Try stir-frying some bell peppers, zucchini or mushrooms and then mixing them in with the rice.

By experimenting with different combinations of ingredients, you can come up with your own unique version of this Brazilian Wild Rice Blend that suits your taste buds perfectly. Just remember to keep track of your changes so that you can recreate your favorite adaptations later on!

Serving and Pairing

 Brazilian inspiration meets American cuisine with this tasty dish.
Brazilian inspiration meets American cuisine with this tasty dish.

Brazilian Wild Rice Blend is a versatile dish that pairs well with a variety of proteins, vegetables, and sauces. It can be served as a side dish or as a standalone meal in its own right. Here are some ideas for what to serve it with and how to pair it up:

– Grilled meats: Brazilian cuisine is renowned for its grilled meats, so why not serve your rice blend alongside some juicy sausages, steak or chicken? The hearty texture and nutty flavors of the rice will complement the savory, char-grilled flavors of the meat.

– Roasted vegetables: A simple but satisfying vegan option is to serve the rice blend alongside roasted veggies like sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, and Brussels sprouts. The richness of the wild rice will balance out the earthy sweetness of the vegetables.

– Spicy sauces: If you want to add some heat to your meal, try pairing your rice blend with a spicy chili sauce or salsa. The bold flavors of the sauce will enhance the smoky, savory notes of the rice.

– Crunchy toppings: For added texture and flavor, top your rice blend with some chopped brazil nuts or kalamata olives. These crunchy garnishes will provide a nice contrast to the chewy texture of the rice.

Another great thing about this recipe is that it can be chilled and served as a cold salad. Simply let it cool completely before adding some fresh herbs, chopped tomatoes or peppers, and a simple vinaigrette for an easy summer side dish!

No matter how you choose to serve it up, this Brazilian Wild Rice Blend is sure to impress with its exotic blend of grains and robust flavors. So go ahead and experiment with different pairings until you find your perfect match!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A fusion of cultures in one bowl.
A fusion of cultures in one bowl.

Making this Brazilian Wild Rice Blend recipe in advance is a great way to save time and hassle, especially when you’re hosting a large gathering or meal. Fortunately, this dish can be easily stored in the refrigerator or freezer without losing its flavor and texture.

If you want to make the rice ahead of time, make sure to let it cool completely before storing it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. You can also store leftovers in the freezer for up to two months. When reheating, simply add a splash of water or broth and microwave or heat it up on the stove until fully heated through.

In addition, this rice blend makes an excellent addition to many dishes as well. After cooking, you can serve it immediately as a side dish or use it as an ingredient in another recipe. It can even be made into a delicious and nutritious rice salad with some chopped Brazil nuts and kalamata olives.

Overall, this exotic blend of wild and brown rice is perfect for busy meal times, as it can be stored and reheated with ease while remaining flavorful and aromatic.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Bring a bit of Brazilian flair to your dinner table.
Bring a bit of Brazilian flair to your dinner table.

Cooking wild rice blend can be tricky, but with a few tips, you can create a delicious and flavorful dish without any fuss.

1. Use the Right Rice Cooker

Selecting the right rice cooker will help you cook your wild rice properly. Cooking times and ratios can vary based on the size of the rice cooker you choose, so it’s important to make sure that the one you pick is appropriate for the number of servings you plan to cook.

2. Measure Accurately

Using accurate measurements of ingredients is important to ensure that your dish turns out perfectly. Always use a measuring cup to determine the amount of water and rice you need.

3. Rinse Your Rice

Before cooking your wild rice blend, always rinse it in cold water until the water runs clear. This step washes away any dirt or debris that could affect the flavor or texture of your final dish.

4. Try Mixing Your Wild Rice Blends

Experimenting with different blends of wild rice is a great way to add variety to your cooking routine. Mixing varieties like brown rice or basmati rice with wild rice will give your dish an exotic twist.

5. Add Flavorful Ingredients

For added flavor, try adding brazil nuts, kalamata olives, garlic powder, honey, chili powder, or other seasonings to your wild rice blend recipe. These ingredients will give your dish an extra kick and make it even more delicious.

6. Serve and Pair Wisely

Whether serving as a side dish or main course, wild rice blend goes well with a variety of foods including grilled meats and vegetables. Try pairing it with stir-fried veggies or grilled shrimp for a healthy and delightful meal.

7. Store Properly

If you have leftovers or want to store your wild rice blend for later use, make sure to store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Implement these tips when cooking wild rice blends and you’ll be sure to achieve the perfect results.


As you prepare to try this Brazilian wild rice blend, it is natural to have some questions. Here are some of the frequently asked questions and answers to help you get started!

What is the difference between wild rice and wild rice blend?

The wild rice blend refers to a combination of different grains, including wild rice, brown rice, red rice, black rice, and white rice. Interestingly, wild rice is not actually a type of rice but rather an aquatic grass that resembles rice and shares similar cooking instructions.

What is the ratio of water to wild rice blend?

When it comes to cooking wild rice, the amount of liquid required can vary depending on the method you choose. If you’re cooking on a stovetop, you’ll want to use a ratio of 3 parts liquid to 1 part wild rice. Whereas, if you’re cooking in a microwave, a ratio of 1 cup wild rice to 3 cups of liquid is appropriate. For those who prefer using an instant pot, a ratio of 1 cup wild rice to 1 1/3 cups of liquid is recommended. Knowing the proper ratios will allow you to easily and effectively cook wild rice using your preferred method.

How do you cook Lundberg wild blend?

When making rice on the stovetop, I recommend combining 1 cup of rice with 1 3/4 cup of water or broth, and 1 tablespoon of optional butter or oil in a pot. Bring the mixture to a boil, cover with a tight-fitting lid, and then lower the heat to maintain a low simmer. Cook the rice for 45 minutes until it is fully cooked and tender. This cooking method will ensure that the rice is fluffy and properly cooked.

How do you cook Lundberg wild rice blend in a rice cooker?

Cooking wild rice can be a hassle-free experience, especially if you have a rice cooker. To ensure the rice doesn’t stick to the pan, you can coat it with butter or nonstick spray. Add one cup of wild rice to two cups of water and set the cooker for 50 minutes, or until the rice becomes fluffy and tender.

Bottom Line


In conclusion, this Brazilian Wild Rice Blend Recipe is a must-try for anyone who enjoys the textures and flavors of exotic blends. The combination of wild and brown rice infused with kalamata olives, Brazil nuts, and a hint of chili powder come together to create a dish that awakens your taste buds.

Moreover, this dish is versatile and can be adapted to your liking with a few substitutions and variations. You can also serve it as a side dish or toss it with some stir-fried vegetables for a healthy and delicious meal at any time of the day.

Lastly, do not be afraid to experiment with different seasoning mix recipes or try serving this blend over basmati rice pilaf recipe or even floating leaf lettuce wraps. There are endless possibilities when it comes to adapting this blend for your personal taste buds.

In short, give this Brazilian Wild Rice Blend recipe a try and discover why it is regarded as one of the best wild rice blends out there. It is perfect for special occasions or as an everyday meal. So unleash your inner chef and cook up something truly unique today!

Brazilian Wild Rice Blend

Brazilian Wild Rice Blend Recipe

I got this off a package of Lundberg gourmet whole grain rice mix. I have changed the recipe slightly. I think this would also be good with a little cumin added.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Brazilian
Servings 4
Calories 290.4 kcal


  • 1/2 cup long grain brown rice
  • 1/2 cup wild rice
  • 2 cups water (or broth)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or butter)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange rind (or lemon rind)
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olive, sliced (or black olives)
  • 1/4 cup brazil nut, chopped


  • Cook rice:.
  • Combine brown and wild rice, 2 cups water or broth, and 1 tbls. olive oil in a pot with tight fitting lid.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring once. Cover with lid. Reduce heat to simmer and cook 45-50 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, let stand in covered pot for 10 minutes.
  • Fluff with fork, and salt to taste.
  • To make Brazilian:.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together oil, chili powder, garlic powder, honey, salt and orange rind. Pour this mixture into the hot rice and mix lightly. Fold in olives and nuts.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 754gCalories: 290.4kcalCarbohydrates: 35.9gProtein: 6.3gFat: 14.5gSaturated Fat: 2.6gSodium: 379.7mgFiber: 3.4gSugar: 1.7g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Brazilian, Brown Rice, Low Cholesterol, Rice, South American
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Dora is a chef well-versed in Brazilian and American cuisine. After a hard day's work in the kitchen of her restaurant, she finds the time to jot down recipes for her food blog. Her recipes are sure to delight foodies everywhere, as she strives to make each one unique and enjoyable to read.