Wild Rice is a type of semi-aquatic grass and has a distinctive, nutty flavour which requires more water and cooking time than other rice. Wild rice is the only grain native to North America. Slightly higher in protein than most other whole grains, it's a good source of fibre, folate, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, zinc, Vitamin B6, and niacin. One recent study found that the antioxidant activity of wild rice was 30 times greater than that of the white-rice control.
To cook wild rice, combine 1 cup uncooked wild rice with about 3 cups water or broth in a 2-3 quart saucepan with a tight-fitting lid. Heat to boiling, then reduces heat, cover and simmer for 35-50 minutes.
At Grainworks, farming is their passion, family, and foundation. Their commitment to healthy foods and a healthy planet started with their great grandparents’ homestead over a century ago. Today, they grow Certified Organic, Non-GMO grains and legumes on some of Canada’s most fertile farmland.
Grainworks knows great food springs from the good seeds sown in harmony with nature. It all begins with the best seed, carefully tended and harvested. If it can’t be grown here on the prairies, they have searched far and wide for organic farmers and suppliers in other climate and soil zones that share their passion for great food and a healthy earth.