Wild Rice (Zizania palustris) is widely used in North America because of its great nut-like flavour. It is good in savoury dishes, especially when cooked and mixed with onions, garlic, wild mushrooms or nuts. It can be also used in stuffings and soups. Combined with birch syrup and cream, it makes a great wild rice pudding. Wild Rice Flour can be used in many baking recipes, substituted for other grain flour. A delicious bread can be made with 1/3 wild rice flour and 2/3 hard wheat flour.
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Our wild rice grows in the clear lakes and rivers of northwestern Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Currently we carry certified organic Wild Rice from Saskatchewan. Wild rice is now becoming more widely used because of its great nutty-like flavour, and because it is gluten-free. It takes longer to cook unless soaked overnight. It takes a lot more water to cook than regular rice and one cup of wild rice expands to almost four cups of cooked rice. And technically, it is a grain, not a rice. Our wild rice is natural wild rice, not paddy grown wild rice.
If you are interested in bulk or large orders of Northern Wild Rice please call 1-877-354-WILD (9453).
Posted by Bryan Hardy on 27th Jul 2020
We love this stuff and the quality at Forbes is undeniable. Nutty, rich, large grains of truly wild rice make us real happy every time we make it.
We like it most with ghee and salt though find that is blends well with mushrooms, onions, fresh herbs of all kinds and pretty much whatever you're inspired to mix with it for serving.