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  Wild Rice
Wild rice is a nutritional grain that serves as a substitute for potatoes or rice, and is used in a wide variety of foods such as dressings, casseroles, soups, salads, and desserts.
Wild rice may be planted by using a bulk-fertilizer spreader to broadcast the seed, which is followed by using a disk or harrow to incorporate it to a depth of 1 to 2 in.
Wild rice does not have the ability to obtain sufficient iron in non-flooded soils and iron availability is one of the major reasons wild rice must be grown in flooded soils.
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/afcm/wildrice.html   (9267 words)

 Wild Rice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Wild rice is a tall aquatic grass of North America with a grain two or more times the length of the long grain rice of Asia (Oryza).
Though the importance of wild rice to Native Americans of the Eastern United States and Canada was limited, it has been of enormous importance to the Ojibway people, not only as a food but in their social and religious ceremonies.
Wild rice has been difficult to cultivate, in large part because of the ease with which ripe grains fall from their stalks or "shatter." For centuries Native Americans harvested it in canoes, bending the long stalks over the canoe and shaking off the grain.
www.bio.umass.edu /biology/conn.river/rice.html   (393 words)

 Information about Wild Rice
Naturally abundant in the cold rivers and lakes of Minnesota and Canada, wild rice was the staple in the diet of the Chippewa and Sioux Indians, native to this region.
The rice must be harvested from a canoe, utilizing only a pole for power and two rice beater sticks as flails to knock the mature seeds into the bottom of the boat.
Since wild rice grows in cold weather country, it must have a lot of energy in the spring to germinate from the bottom of a lake or stream.
www.mnwildrice.com /riceinfo.htm   (1085 words)

 Wild Rice
Wild rice can be used to add color, flavor, and texture in rice pilafs and soups, or enjoyed as a side dish.
Wild rice is available in three grades: (1) “Select,” which contains short broken grains; (2) “Extra-fancy,” which has uniform, half-inch-long (1.3cm) grains and is the variety most commonly available; and (3) “Giant,” the most expensive, with grains that are uniformly one inch (2.5cm) in length.
Wild rice is cooked when it is tender and fluffy and when some of the grains have split.
www.pccnaturalmarkets.com /health/Food_Guide/Wild_Rice.htm   (596 words)

 Wild Rice - Indian Country Wisconsin
When the rice was ready for harvesting, tobacco was offered to this spirit (it was put in a tiny hole dug for the purpose) and the chief asked for four days of good weather during which his people could gather the rice.
Because it was impractical to paddle through the dense rice stalks, the man propelled the canoe with a crotched sapling ten to sixteen feet long, using it to grip the roots of the rice.
In spite of the hard work-gathering the rice in the morning, and parching, tramping, and winnowing it in the afternoon-the people were happy because there were always plenty of friends and relatives on the lake shore, with dancing and drumming at night, a chance to visit with families one had not seen for months.
www.mpm.edu /wirp/ICW-36.html   (1156 words)

 Wild Rice: Domestication of a Native North American Genus
Wild rice (Zizania palustris L.), Poaceae is native to North America and grows predominantly in the Great Lakes region in shallow lakes and rivers (Martin and Uhler 1939).
Wild rice grows well in the warmer climate of northern California, however, cultivars have been developed for that area and the humidity is very low, consequently leaf diseases are not prevalent.
Wild rice in Minnesota is produced using cultivars that have a nonshattering tendency.
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/proceedings1993/v2-235.html   (4477 words)

 Wild-Rice, Canada’s Organic Wild Grain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Wild rice is a large reed-like grass, found in shallow lakes and ponds.
Wild Rice enhances many dishes and it is handy to have it in the freezer.
Wild Rice was traditionally harvested by Natives going out amongst the rice plants with a canoe, pulling the heads down, and striking them sharply to dislodge the grain.
www.wild-rice.ca /index.htm   (633 words)

 Authentic Minnesota Wild Rice Recipes + History Facts from Brownielocks.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Wild rice is native to the United States and grows in fresh water and in brackish swamps from New England to Texas to North Dakota.
Wild Rice reaches its greatest size, however, in the southern United States, where it may grow as high as twelve feet, with a stalk over 2 inches in diameter.
Wild rice is cooked and used just like brown or white rice and is often combined with them.
www.brownielocks.com /wildrice.html   (2733 words)

 St. Maries Wild Rice & Ankeny Lakes Wild Rice Company: The Wonderful World of Wild Rice
Wild rice is native to the northern and eastern seaboard of the United States, Canada, and southeastern U.S. coastal areas, as well as a small portion of Texas.
The first wild rice in Idaho was introduced by duck hunters in the mid 1940s, to enhance waterfowl habitat in Benewah Lake, surrounding rivers and marshes.
Wild rice is valuable for shore birds and waterfowl as well as fur bearing animals, even deer, elk and moose.
www.wildriceonline.com /story.htm   (803 words)

 Wild Rice
Wild Rice is an annual grass which grows naturally in many Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin lakes.
By this name, wild rice was known to the Chippewa's and to most of the early white explorers and settlers of the Upper Mississippi Valley.
Rice Lake is a natural wild rice producing lake.
www.fws.gov /midwest/RiceLake/wild_rice1.htm   (260 words)

 WDNR - Wild Rice Harvest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Wild rice is an annual aquatic grass that produces seed that is a delicious and nutritious source of food for wildlife and people.
Because wild rice ripens at a gradual, uneven rate, rice can be harvested repeatedly during the season, which may extend for up to two to three weeks on a particular lake.
Wild rice dealers have to keep records of all wild rice bought, sold or processed during the period covered by their license.
www.dnr.state.wi.us /org/land/wildlife/wildriceharvest.htm   (934 words)

 Harvesting Wild Rice
Harvest Time - Wild rice is traditionally harvested by two people, a "poler" and a "knocker." As the poler moves the canoe through the rice bed, the knocker bends the stems over and strikes the knockers together, allowing rice to fall into the bottom of the canoe.
Parchers know the rice is properly dried when they pinch a kernel between their fingers and the kernel breaks.
Using a winnowing basket, or "nooshkaachinaaganan," the rice is tossed in the air numerous times to allow the lighter weight chaff to blow away, leaving the rice kernels ready for cooking or long-term storage.
www.fws.gov /midwest/ricelake/traditionalharvesting_wild_rice.htm   (362 words)

 Vegetarians in Paradise/Wild Rice History, Wild Rice Nutrition, Wild Rice Folklore, Wild Rice Recipe
About 80% of the wild rice grown in the United States today is cultivated in paddies, a practice that began about 1972 and that had a damaging effect on the incomes of Native Americans who depended on selling their wild rice.
Today, the wild rice is winnowed on the reservations in large 30-gallon drums with paddles inside that loosen the hulls as the drums are turned.
Grind the wild rice into flour in batches in an electric coffee grinder, and use it as approximately 25% of the flour in batters for muffins, pancakes, and breads.
www.vegparadise.com /highestperch311.html   (3311 words)

 Wild rice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
True rice, genus Oryza, is also a grass; the two genera Oryza and Zizania are closely related, sharing the tribe Oryzeae.
Manchurian wild rice has almost disappeared from the wild in its native range, but has been accidentally introduced into the wild in New Zealand and is considered an invasive species there[1].
Several Native American cultures, such as the Ojibwa, consider wild rice (known as manoomin in Ojibwa) to be a sacred component in their culture[2].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wild_rice   (976 words)

 Bulk Foods Wild Rice
Wild rice is not only an epicurean delight but is also high in nutritional value.
Studies have shown that wild rice is rich in niacin, thiamine and riboflavin.
Most quick cook or precooked wild rice available elsewhere does not have the bitterness removed as they have been processed in a less expensive manor.
www.bulkfoods.com /wild_rice.htm   (916 words)

 Native Foods -- Recipes--Wild Rice
Rice stuffing won't absorb fat the way bread stuffing does, but wild birds usually aren't very fat anyway, and neither are small chickens and most turkeys.
Most tribes who live in rice areas do have a tribal rice enterprise, and for many large families who go ricing every year, it's a cash crop, as well as a personal food supply and a pleasant excursion.
Unfortunately, elders from Northern Minnesota ricing areas report that nearby off-reservation commercial paddies are experimenting with different laboratory-breeds of zinzania aquatica which are cross-breeding with the natural tribal wild rice, and the natural types are being replaced by undesired new hybrids on many lakes.
www.kstrom.net /isk/food/r_wild.html   (2078 words)

 Wild Rice
Wild rice is very sensitive to the environmental conditions of its niche.
If they caught you ricing without a card on you or on traditional lakes outside rez boundaries, not only were you arrested, they also confiscated the canoes and anything else they felt like taking from the rice camp, sometimes they took pickups or cars.
It is the rice, not the wild birds, which was the staple most important food, and is the focus of the prayers and thanks.
www.kstrom.net /isk/food/wildrice.html   (3353 words)

 Littleflowers Medicinal Plants - Wild Rice
The harvesters set forth in canoes and, using beating sticks, gather the wild rice in the old way from the lakes and rivers where it grows naturally.
A spirit plate of plain cooked wild rice is prepared and offered in thanks; then those assembled, beginning with the youngest child, partake of the first fruits of the harvest.
In a medium-size saucepan, heat water, rice, and a pinch of salt.
www.geocities.com /littleflowers_medicinal_plants/wild_rice.htm   (888 words)

 BYO - Wild, Wild Rice!
Meyer says wild rice is easy for homebrewers to use, but he warns that it easily can take over a beer.
After finding that wild rice by itself contributed plenty of flavor and full mouthfeel but seemed too soft and flat for his taste, he added malted rye (15 to 25 percent) and three ounces of caraway seed for spice.
Wild rice is the seed of a native North American aquatic grass, Zizania aquatica, which is more closely related to grains such as barley than it is to true rice.
www.byo.com /feature/633.html   (2230 words)

 Home - TnT Wild Rice Distributors - Wisconsin and Michigan Areas.
Wild rice is a nutritional grain that has its own distinctive flavor.
Simply toss cooked wild rice with butter and seasonings or serve for breakfast with sugar and cream.
Wild rice is used in a variety of foods such as appetizers, soups, salads, stews, casseroles, dressings, and desserts.
tntwildrice.com /index.htm   (240 words)

 California Wild Rice Advisory Board
California embraced this ancient grain and went Wild with it, as only California can: today California is the top wild rice producer in the world.
And the environmental benefits don’t stop there: California wild rice fields, situated in the heart of the Pacific Flyway, offer rest, food and sanctuary for local wildlife as well as for a multitude of hungry and weary migratory waterfowl and shorebirds.
The amazing sight and sound of thousands of wild birds, feeding and resting in wild rice fields is quite common in California in the Fall and Winter months, and all but the most jaded witnesses to this annual phenomenon feel deep in their hearts what might be described as, the “Call of the Wild”.
www.cawildrice.com   (345 words)

 Wild Rice - Food Facts & History
The wild aquatic grass called zinzania aquatica from which wild rice is derived has no relation to the rice plant.
Because wild rice grows freely in swamps, during harvesting approximately 60 percent is lost, making it expansive.
Wild rice should be cooked in proportions of 1:3 or 3:5.
www.foodreference.com /html/artwildrice.html   (475 words)

 Wild Rice History
Wild Rice is an aquatic cereal grain that grows "wild" in isolated lake and river bed areas located primarily within the continent of North America.
Global Wild Rice production each year, which includes both the "wild" varieties and the "cultivated" or "farm grown" varieties, is now approximately 23 million finished pounds.
Today, the "wild" varieties and the "cultivated" or "farm grown" varieties of Wild Rice remain an especially important crop for both lake and river producers and modern day farmers.
www.wildrice.org /iwrawebsite/html/wildricehistory.html   (571 words)

 FRWR.com, wild rice recipes, wild rice chips and gourmet food gifts.
Wild rice offers a unique taste and texture to meals throughout the entire year.
Innovative chefs already know that wild rice is more than just an exciting healthy food to add to side dishes and are tossing it into all their healthy recipes, such as salads and soups, pancakes and muffins, stir fries and even desserts.
Wild rice is an indispensable part of every healthy and light cuisine, and is so easy to prepare and bursting with nutrition.
www.frwr.com   (344 words)

 Save Wild Rice -Home
anoomin, or wild rice, is a sacred food to the Anishinaabeg, and a key part of the ecosystem of the Northern Minnesota Lakes region.
Minnesota is the center of the biodiversity of all wild rice.
There are over 60,000 acres of natural wild rice growing throughout the lakes and rivers.
www.savewildrice.org   (180 words)

 Wild Rice Chowder - Allrecipes
Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour, or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally.
After simmering with the rice for an hour, they got pretty soft.
Taste is similar to the wild rice soup at "Grandma's restaurant in Duluth, Minnesota.
allrecipes.com /recipe/wild-rice-chowder/detail.aspx   (403 words)

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