DISTINCTIVE QUALITIES: While it is indeed a grain, wild rice is technically not rice. It's actually a grain—a grass that grows naturally in rivers, lakes, and bays (hence the term, "lake rice"). After taste-testing many brands of wild rice from North America's Great Lakes region and have found Red Lake's to be full of grassy, nutty goodness. Wild rice is plant-based, nutrient-dense food. It has twice the protein of brown rice and contains all nine essential amino acids, which make it a complete protein source.
We favor the uncultivated, lighter-colored, wild rice for its toastier, smoky, and more nutty flavor. Many people prefer cultivated (or "paddy" rice) for its deeper brown, more even coloring.
BEHIND THE PRODUCT: The Red Lake Indian Reservation is located in northern Minnesota. The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians is dedicated to producing unique specialty products which represent their cultural heritage. We are proud to support the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians in presenting both their cultivated, and uncultivated, 100% natural, organic wild rice that is grown and harvested in the Chippewa nations.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: We know you will enjoy this wonderfully nutty wild rice with any of our poultry, including our pre-cooked whole goose, pre-cooked half duck, goose confit, and slow-cooked duck confit. Here's how to best cook it.
QUANTITY: 1 - 12 oz. Bag. Choose either organic wild uncultivated (hand-picked) or organic cultivated.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
STORAGE: Store in a cool, dry place (pantry).
INGREDIENTS: Wild rice.
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*The Kolikof Difference refers to the distinctive or exceptional qualities and factors that make this food unique or special, thus influencing Jim's deliberate selection of it for inclusion in Kolikof's assortment.