Wild Rice | Wood Parched
Want to taste the untouched wilderness of Minnesota? Try Wildly Organic’s Minnesota Wild Rice! Grown in the state’s northern regions, our Minnesota wild rice for sale uses the wood parching method to retain more of the grain’s moisture and create a fluffier texture. Shop our wood-parched wild rice now and enjoy it in this Minnesota wild rice soup recipe.
A Nutritious Gift From Minnesota
This Minnesota cultivated wild rice needs precise conditions to grow. The water must be at a certain level. The water must flow slightly, but not so much that it uproots the plants. The bottom of the lake must have rich humus and the temperatures need to be COLD!
This wild rice is actually an aquatic grass with large seed heads. Once it’s cultivated and harvested, the grains are dried using a heated wood fire. This “wood parching” method (as opposed to the propane method) gives the wild rice its nutty flavor and heavenly aroma. This method helps retain more of the natural moisture which makes a fluffier and better tasting rice that cooks faster.
Replace Your Regular Rice With This Wood-Parched Wild Rice
You can replace your regular white rice with this fat and gluten-free alternative for your diet. Here is how you can prepare Minnesota wild rice:
- Add 1 cup of rice to 3 cups of water and ½ tsp of salt
- Simmer over medium heat, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes
- Remove from heat and let it rest for 5 minutes
- Drain the water and fluff with a fork
- Season to taste
Shop our Minnesota wild rice for sale now and use it to make this colorful vegetarian wild rice stir fry.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Frequently Asked Questions
Still curious about our Minnesota wild rice? We bet these FAQs will help!
Why is Minnesota famous for wild rice?
Minnesota’s unique ecosystem provides the ideal conditions for cultivating wild rice. Native American tribes have been harvesting this aquatic grain for centuries, making it a staple in the state’s cuisine.
Why is wild rice expensive?
Wild rice is more expensive than regular rice due to its unique cultivating needs and labor-intensive hand-harvesting process. However, you can get the highest-quality Minnesota wild rice for sale from Wildly Organic at a reasonable price.
Is Minnesota wild rice healthy?
Yes. This wild rice is a rich and healthy source of dietary fiber, protein, and antioxidants while containing no fat or gluten.
Can I eat wood-parched wild rice every day?
Yes. You can eat this wild rice every day to support your heart health and overall health when eaten in moderation. You can even freeze rice perfectly for later use.