Voting is underway this month in the eighth annual “Get Wild with Wild Rice” recipe contest. Recipe finalists are featured at http://www.mnwildrice.org. All votes must be cast by Sept. 30 (one vote per person; IP addresses will be used to validate results).
Finalists include Sharyn LaPointe Hill, Las Cruces, N.M. (Wild Rice and Salsa Verde Chicken Soup); Shannon Kohn, Simpsonville, S.C. (Wild Rice Chicken Cheesesteak Soup and Berry Best Pork and Wild Rice Salad); Roxanne Chan, Albany, Calif. (Midwestern Minestrone Salad and Zesty Zaatar Pork Chop Skillet); Areli Biggers, El Paso, Texas (1,2,3 Easy Wild Rice Summer Salad and Wild Rice Veggie Burger); Natalie Yarbrough, Minnetonka, Minn. (Wild Risotto with Chicken Meatballs); and Pam Correll, Brockport, Pa. (Where the Wild Things Are Dessert).
The Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council conducts the contest in celebration of National Rice Month. More than 100 wild rice recipe entries were whittled down to nine finalists now in the running for the “People’s Choice Award” cash prize.