The Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council's ninth annual "Get Wild with Wild Rice" recipe contest is underway, and the public is invited to visit MNWildRice.org to cast their votes for the people's choice winner in the contest. More than 100 entries have been whittled down to the top 11 finalists.
The 2018 finalists include Wild Rice Chili by Carolyn Blakemore, Fairmont, W.V.; Creamy Tortellini and Wild Rice Italian Soup by RaChelle Hubsmith, North Logan, Utah;
King Ranch-Style Chicken Salad by Marybeth Mank, Mesquite, Texas; Mexican Wild Rice Salad by Emily Falke, Santa Barbara, Calif.; Mexican Elote Wild Rice by Sharyn LaPointe Hill, Las Cruces, N.M.; Chicken Thai Wild Rice with Peanut Sauce by Natalie Yarbrough, Minnetonka, Minn.; Chicken Gone Wild by Sharon Holland, St. Louis Park, Minn.; Moo Shu Chicken Wild Rice Skillet by RaChelle Hubsmith, North Logan, Utah; Tuscan Ham and Wild Rice Gratin by Debbie Reid, Clearwater, Fla.; Wild Italian Beef Skillet by Roxanne Chan, Albany, Calif.; and Flank Steak Napoleon with Wild Rice by Tim Fligg, Gilberts, Ill.
Voting will close Sept. 30.