Wild Rice Beer Bread with Maple Spread

Laura Kurella, Wellston, MI
2023 wild rice recipe contest finalist

    1 cup cooked wild rice
    2½ cups flour
    1 tbsp baking powder
    1 tsp sea salt
    ½ cup sugar
    12 oz nitro stout, warmed
    1/3 cup high-quality butter, melted
    1 tbsp canola oil
    Spread (blend in mixer; chill):
    4 oz unsalted butter, softened
    2 oz Neufchâtel cheese
    ½ tsp sea salt
    2 oz pure maple syrup
    1 oz canola oil
    1 oz nitro stout

Preheat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, combine wild rice and flour. Stir in baking powder, salt, and sugar. Add stout; fold mixture until dough is well incorporated. Place in prepared loaf pan; spread evenly. Use a spatula to make a channel down the center. In small cup, combine butter and canola oil; pour into channel. Bake 30 minutes. Rotate pan; bake 25 minutes. Rest 10 minutes.

4 servings

Recipe compliments of the Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council

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