All the websites say it is possible, even the Zojirushi website, but none of them tell you how! Well, here’s how you cook wild rice in the Zojirushi.
1 unit rice
additional 3 units of water
Allow a good 2 hours before dinner.
Rinse the rice by putting it in a bowl, filling the bowl with water, giving the rice a stir and then pouring off the excess water. Do this a couple of times.
Place the washed rice and 3 units of water in the Zojirushi, and use the menu setting button to change the setting to “brown rice.”
This rice will take a long time to cook, and should be allowed to sit in the cooker for quite a while before serving, to dry out some more. Using the extra water (3 to 1 ratio as listed) will make sure that the rice is fully cooked. Wild rice is not actually a rice, and it has a tendency to be served at an inappropriately crunchy stage – when fully cooked, the grains should have split open completely, and the insides will be an interesting translucent gray-white color. There will be a pleasant chewy quality to the brown part of the grain, but you won’t need to make a trip to the dentist after eating!111
Chuck Jones says
Perfect. Best I’ve ever cooked following your directions. Thanks.
Thanks! Glad the directions worked for you. In recent years, I have purchased wild rice from https://nativeharvest.com/products/manoomin-wild-rice For this rice, the I would recommend cooking it in a pot, as described on their website, for 20 minutes. It is a much more delicate wild rice than the usual boxed varieties. I highly recommend it for its flavor and texture.
Keren Jackson says
How long should I set the timer?
On the Zojirushi cooker, use the brown rice setting when cooking wild rice. Some types of wild rice cook quicker, so you will need to experiment a little.