Profile: Wild Rice is a nutritious natural relative of white rice that is gathered from an aquatic grass that thrives in remote lakes and riverbeds across North America. We source wild rice that has been skillfully harvested.
- Color ranges from dark brown to black.
- Rice grains that are 1/4 to 1/2 inch long
It is one of two commonly eaten grains in North America. Wild rice, a semi-aquatic grass, was traditionally farmed in lakes, tidal rivers, and bays. Native American tribes revered and relied on wild rice. Wild rice's high nutritional value, dark color, and earthy flavor prompted commercial production in the U.S. and Canada in the 20th century. In some places of North America, wild rice is still harvested using ancient ways.
Wild rice tastes and feels like whole grain. It's gluten-free, high in fiber, lysine, and protein per calorie, second only to oats. The cooked grain breaks out from behind the outer covering. The grains give a unique texture to grain salads, stuffings, side dishes, and soups.
|Shelf Life:||2 Years.|
|Basic Prep:||1 cup rice, 4 cups water. Bring to a boil, then simmer. 45-50 minutes covered. To serve, fluff with a fork.|
|Ways To Use:||* Hot and cold foods, savory and sweet
* Served with venison or pheasant
* Pairs well with mushrooms in creamy and broth-based soups.
* Combine dried fruit and a delicious sauce for a tasty chilled salad.
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|Handling / Storage:||Store in a cool, dry place.|
|Allergen Information:||None Specified.|
|Dietary Preferences:||All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO.|