Can you toast wild rice before cooking?

Chef's answer
As with toasting spices and nuts, toasting grains before cooking can enhance the nutty depth of the grains, lending an extra layer of flavor to a final dish. ... Rice can be toasted in a dry pan, or sauteed with butter and a little flavoring before the liquid is added to cook (as with risotto).Apr 22, 2015
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When the rice is dry its easier to get it toasted before you boil it because it has less moisture content. ... In addition to the other answers, toasting the rice first can reduce the cooking time considerably. When you toast rice first, not only are you heating your entire pan but the rice thoroughly.May 9, 2017
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