Traditional wild rice casserole that is filling enough to be a meal in itself. Can also be served as a hearty side dish to the main course. Reheats well for delicious leftovers.
Mix wild rice in a medium bowl with enough filtered water to cover. Soak for 4-8 hours or overnight.
Drain wild rice and mix with other ingredients in a glass casserole dish.
Cover and bake for 1.5 hours in a preheated 350 F/ 177 C oven.
When done, remove casserole from oven and mix in optional shredded cheese.
Serve and enjoy as a very nutritious side dish or by itself as the main meal.
Refrigerate leftovers. Reheats well!
You may substitute herbs de provence for marjoram if desired.
Substitute chopped artichokes for the black olive if you prefer.