Organic Canadian Wild Rice
Organic Wild Rice is a highly prized, nutritious natural relative of white rice harvested from an aquatic grass that grows in isolated lakes and river beds around North America. We procure true wild-grown, expertly foraged Organic Wild Rice.
Add 1 cup Organic Wild Rice to 4 cups water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook 45 to 50 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Organic wild rice.
Wild Rice was historically grown in isolated lakes and river beds around North America. Wild Rice was a sacred food and vital source of nutrition to Native American cultures. Commercial Wild Rice cultivation in the U.S. and Canada began in the 20th century, spurred by its exceptional nutritional content, dark obsidian color and wonderful earthy flavor. Wild Rice is extremely hard to grow commercially and is still harvested in the traditional, hands-on manner.
The flavor and texture of Organic Wild Rice is similar to whole grain rice. It is gluten free, a good source of fiber and lysine and among grains is second only to oats in amount of protein per calories. When cooked, the light-colored grain pops out from underneath the outer sheath. The grains have a distinct, slightly crunchy texture that adds unique character to grain salads, stuffings, side dishes and soups.
Creamy and comforting, this hearty, meat-free soup is a delicious option for cold winter nights. Fresh and dried mushrooms, along with mushroom soaking liquid, enrich the soup, giving it a rich, earthy flavor, while a touch of sour cream stirred in at the end of cooking adds silky creaminess.