What are mustard seeds and how do I use them?
Mustard seeds are most commonly available in two different colours.
The yellow variety are the milder and slightly sweeter of the two – these seeds are used to make traditional American mustard. The other variety is black or brown in colour with a much more intense taste, and these seeds are used to make Dijon mustard.
The nutty pungency of mustards such as wholegrain and wholegrain Dijon work beautifully with the nutty grains of wild rice. The grain also combines well with dry-fried brown and black mustard seeds used in traditional Bengali and South Indian cookery.