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 our passion and family our foundation. Our commitment to healthy foods and a healthy planet started with our great grandparents’ homestead over a century ago. Today we grow Certified Organic, Non-GMO grains and legumes on some of Canada’s most fertile farmland.
We know great food springs from the good seeds we sow in harmony with nature. It all begins with the best seed, carefully tended and harvested. We then mill, process and package delicious, wholesome foods for our family and yours. If it can’t be grown here on the prairies, we have searched far and wide for organic farmers and suppliers in other climate and soil zones that share our passion for great food and a healthy earth.