We often only see wild rice served three ways: in a soup, as a salad, and as a side grain. But there is so much more we can do with it. Wild rice has a robust, toasty flavor along with a strong texture that support much more creative recipes. From savory fritters to sweet custards, there is more than one way to husk a grain. Wild rice gets its rich color and flavor from the parching and roasting process. So, the trick is to highlight and use that flavor to enhance your dish rather than just serving it up as a side.