Wild Rice

What is Wild Rice?

Wild Rice is four species of grasses forming the genus Zizania and the grain that can be harvested from them.

Where does Wild Rice come from?

Our Wild Rice is a product of Canada.

What’s the history of Wild Rice?

Native Americans and others would harvest wild rice by canoeing into a stand of plants, and bending the ripe grain heads with two small wooden poles/sticks called “knockers” or “flails”, so as to thresh the seeds into the canoe. Because of its nutritional value and taste, wild rice increased in popularity in the late 20th century.

What does Wild Rice look like?

Wild Rice looks like rice but black.

How would you describe the flavour and scent of Wild Rice?

Wild Rice has an earthy, nutty and toasty flavour with a similar scent to black tea.

What other names are there for Wild Rice?

Other names for Wild Rice include water oats, blackbird oats and marsh oats.

What is the suggested use for Wild Rice?

Place 185g of wild rice into a pan with 700g of water or vegetable stock and ½ teaspoon of salt, bring to a boil and simmer for 40 to 45 minutes.

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As an animal lover and baking enthusiast, Georgia can often be found experimenting with plant-based recipes in her kitchen.

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