"Get Wild with Wild Rice" Recipe Contest
Get Rewarded for Your Creative Recipes... The Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council is looking for inspired cooks to compete in its 14th Annual Recipe Contest. Winning recipes will be featured in the 2023-2024 wild rice recipe brochure, receive “wild” prize packs, and be eligible for cash prizes and our Golden Ticket to the World Food Championships.
Recipes must be original creations of the submitter and include a minimum of:
You may enter one recipe per category (Appetizer, Soup, Salad, Entree, Side); however, each recipe must be submitted separately. Recipes must be typed in the following order:
- 1/4 cup of cooked wild rice per serving
- one of our sponsor products (see below)
- Developer's name and contact information (address, phone, email).
- Recipe title.
- Recipe category (Appetizer, Soup, Salad, Entree, Side).
- Sponsor(s) included in the recipe.
- Amount of cooked wild rice used in the recipe (recipes calling for uncooked wild rice will be disqualified, even if they include cooking directions).
- Ingredient measure along with specific ingredient - to be listed in
the order called for in the directions.
- Directions - provide complete preparation directions including cooking/baking
time, temperature, and type/size of cookware/bakeware.
- Number of servings.
- Photo (can be a photo from your phone).
We'll Be the Judge... Recipes will be judged on: taste, ease of preparation, use of wild rice/sponsor products, and creativity. Preference will be given to recipes utilizing multiple sponsor products, gluten-free options, and those that are easily demonstrated (recipes requiring stove top/microwave cooking preparation or no heating). Up to 16 finalists will be selected.
Photo(s) of your recipe are required. Photos may appear on our social pages or website. After submitting your recipe, email email@example.com to share recipe photos.
2023 State Fair Sponsors...
Beef Council (beef cuts)
Pork Board (pork cuts, e.g., pork loin, shoulder, ground pork)
Canola Growers Association (canola cooking oil/spreads)
What's In It For You...Finalists
will be included in our 2023-2024 brochure and will each receive 3 pounds
of wild rice and a choice of two admission tickets to the Minnesota
State Fair or one wild rice t-shirt/cap.
Finalists have two chances to win cash prizes. A taste test will be conducted
in September and the $500 Grand Prize will be awarded by
a panel of judges. Also in September, all finalists will be posted on our
website for the People's Choice online contest to celebrate
National Rice Month. America will vote for its favorite recipe and one lucky
winner will receive the $250 People's Choice prize!
In addition, one finalist will receive a Golden Ticket qualifying them for the 2023 World Food
which has birthed more than 30 TV food stars and awarded over $3 million in prize money.
Start submitting your recipe creations online beginning May 12. Entries
will be accepted from May 12 to June 12, 2023.
View 2022 winning recipes here.
Contest registration has ended.