Wild rice makes me feel inventive. I just cook some wild rice (which is 1C. rice to 3C. water ratio) then while the rice is still really hot the crazy begins. I start with some olive oil, sweet balsamic vinegar and some salt and pepper. Then maybe some fresh minced garlic and onions or even shallots. Sweet red peppers are nice and sweet. Cherry tomatoes add great color. I check the fridge for whatever fresh herb is about to go bad, like cilantro or fresh parsley. Then some dried fruit, like cranberries and whatever nuts are lying around, like pecans or walnuts. Its kind of like crazy rice salad. Throw whatever you have in and see what happens!