11 years ago

Now that you’ve cooked your famous Easter ham, washed the mound of dishes and said goodbye to the relatives, what do you do with the leftovers? Instead of giving them away to your kids, use them in other dishes!

My favorite way to use leftover ham is to make my almost as famous ham and wild rice soup. You can’t get more Minnesotan than that. Along with the delicious nutty flavor, I like the fact that wild rice has higher protein content than white rice, corn or wheat. Delicious and healthy! Click here for a delicious wild rice soup recipe to use up that ham.

Did you know we have 3 wild rice mixtures? Canadian Naturally Grown, Minnesota Naturally Grown and Minnesota Cultivated. The last two are only cultivated in Minnesota waters that are regulated and all of our rice is harvested according to Native American Indian tradition.

Lunds and Byerly’s Wild Rice is a perfect ingredient for an omelet or a side salad to accompany our signature Gold Label ham. Whatever you do with those leftovers, these recipes are sure to make a splash at any gathering. Happy spring!

Steve Sorensen, senior category manager grocery, dairy and frozen