I couldn't find quick cooking wild rice and I didn't want to wait an hour just to cook the wild rice. Sooo, I used uncle bens wild rice mix that takes 25 mins. It makes 2 cups of cooked rice. I couldn't imagine using 8 cups of cooked rice the recipe calls for. Way too much rice in my opinion. Two cups chicken to 2 cups cooked rice mix is a good balance. I did everything else exactly as the recipe called for. It's really good. Yum yum!