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What is Wild Rice?

What is Wild Rice?


Posted By on Feb 21, 2017

So what exactly is wild rice? Contrary to what many people believe, wild rice is not rice at all but a grass. Much of it sold in the world today is not even wild but rather cultivated varieties that do not occur naturally. Wild rice is really an annual aquatic seed Zizania aquatica found mostly in the upper freshwater lakes of Canada. Cooked wild rice has a rich nutty flavor, sometimes described as a smoky flavor, and a texture that...

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