Adventures Wild Rice Meatloaf Recipe

Adventures Wild Rice Meatloaf Recipe is an old classic recipe and a great one. It is also gluten-free.

I can’t hand out recipes that are not gluten-free because of how ubiquitous wheat flour is in our lives, but this recipe has re-emerged in popularity again, so it just made for good timing to share it with you!

I have never used wild rice in a meatloaf recipe, but it is really interesting. It is actually a product of not having enough regular rice to cook, so they harvested wild grains and created a new kind of rice!

Adventures Wild Rice Meatloaf Recipe

Here is a recipe for a wild rice meatloaf:

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup cooked wild rice
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup diced bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions:

1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).

2. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, wild rice, egg, bread crumbs, onion, and bell pepper. Mix well.

3. Mix the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Mix well.

4. Press the meat mixture into a loaf shape in a 9×5-inch loaf pan.

5. Spread the ketchup mixture over the top of the meatloaf.

6. Bake the meatloaf for 1 hour or until it is cooked through.

7. Let the meatloaf cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!

You can also add other ingredients to the meatloaf, such as diced mushrooms, grated carrots, or diced celery. You can also try using ground turkey or pork in place of ground beef.

Serving Size: Makes 8 servings

Bison and Wild Rice Meatloaf

Nutritional Information

Calories 172, Total Fat 10.3g, Cholesterol 48mg, Sodium 269mg, Carbohydrates 2.3g, Dietary Fiber 0.5g, Protein 12.5g

Do I Cook Rice Before Adding To Meatloaf?

I like to cook rice a day before making this recipe so the rice flavors can meld into the meatloaf. Drain and dry the cooked wild rice when you are ready to assemble your meatloaf. Then add all the other ingredients and mix well until it is completely combined.

Adventures Wild Rice Meatloaf Recipe
Adventures Wild Rice Meatloaf Recipe

Is It Better To Use Milk Or Water In Meatloaf?

It is up to your personal taste. I recommend using milk because it makes the meatloaf very moist.

How Can I Add Flavor To My Meatloaf?

Add more spices, and switch out the ketchup for a tomato-based sauce like spaghetti sauce or homemade tomato gravy. Don’t be afraid to add some herbs, too, like rosemary and thyme.

Why Do You Put Egg In Meatloaf?

It is a great binder to hold the ingredients together! The egg also helps to make the breadcrumbs stick.

What Is The Secret To Moist Meatloaf?

Add cooked rice to the meatloaf mixture. It keeps it moist and flavorful. Don’t forget to also use milk!

Should Meatloaf Be Cooked Covered Or Uncovered?

It is up to you. If you like the top to be crispy, then cook it uncovered. If you like the top to be soft, then cover it with foil.

What Should You Serve With Meatloaf?

Serve meatloaf with your favorite sides and gravy! You can also try mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables for a classic meal!

Conclusion

This recipe will help you learn how to cook meatloaf at home. It is a classic that has stood the test of time, and I hope that you enjoy it just as much as I do!

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