Lemon Thyme Wild Rice - thatrecipe.com
Rice, Side Dishes

Lemon Thyme Wild Rice

Here’s another one from Ma’am’s archives for you: Lemon Thyme Wild Rice.

Lemon Thyme Wild Rice - thatrecipe.com

This simple side dish takes about 45 minutes to cook because of the wild rice, but that is almost all hands off time. It goes great with beef, chicken or fish.

You can make it with brown, white or converted rice. But each of those take slightly different cooking times and may need additional liquid. I have detailed it in the recipe, but basically you want to cook both the wild rice and “other” rice in stock until done. You can do it in two separate pots and then combine them at the end as the original recipe instructed. But I am not big on washing extra dishes.

Other than that it is just some fresh lemon and thyme and tomatoes and serve. Pretty simple and delicious.

Lemon Thyme Wild Rice

Prep time5 minutes
Cook time45 minutes
Total time50 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Rice and Grains, Side Dish
White and Wild Rice cooked with lemon, thyme and tomatoes.


  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 5 cups chicken broth (mixed use)
  • 1 cup converted white rice (or brown rice or conventional white rice)
  • juice and zest of one lemon
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon fresh thyme (or 2 teaspoons dried thyme)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3/4 cups tomatoes (peeled, seeded and diced)


You can use brown, white or converted rice in addition to the wild rice to make this dish. Cooking times will vary, and you may need additional liquid.


In a large skillet, bring 3 cups of chicken stock to a boil and add wild rice. Reduce heat, cover and simmer
wild rice in stock
If using BROWN RICE: add full 5 cups of stock and bring to a boil in step one, then add wild rice and brown rice at the same time. Cook until done, about 45 minutes.

For CONVERTED or CONVENTIONAL WHITE rice: Let brown rice steam for 25 minutes, then add remaining stock and white rice. Cook until done, an additional 20 minutes.

wild and brown rice in stock - thatrecipe.com
Taste test rice, if not done add up to an additional 1/2 cup of water or stock and allow rice to cook an additional 5 minutes.
Add lemon juice, zest and thyme. Cook until the liquid had evaporated. Remove the stalks of thyme. Add honey and season to taste with salt and pepper. Fold in tomato.
lemon thyme wild rice in pot - thatrecipe.com

Until next time, happy eating.

9 thoughts on “Lemon Thyme Wild Rice”

  1. Oh wow, that looks really good! We are really big rice eaters in our family and I try to change things up to give a bit of variety. I will be giving this one a try at some point with the family! Thank you so much for sharing and have a great week! #ibablogger

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