Wild Rice


Market Look-For’s

  • Long slender unbroken grains. Broken grains should be used for soups or stews and will cook faster.
  • Black color with some golden and brown streaking.
  • Should smell slightly smoky or like very good black tea.
  • No signs of mold or wetness in the package.


  • In an airtight container until ready to use.


  • Soaking wild rice over night dramatically reduces the cooking time.
  • Make more than you need and save the leftovers for fast salads throughout the week.
  • Truly wild rice will have varied textures and colors and comes from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Canada. Rice from California is certainly commercially cultivated.