With a chewy texture and distinctively strong nutty flavor, SHILOH FARMS Wild Rice is a long, slender, coffee-colored kernel that butterflies open during cooking to reveal a cream-colored interior. Native to North America, this ancient grain (technically, grass) was harvested by Native American tribes in the Great Lakes region, who considered it sacred. Today, it is prized not only for its robust flavor, which naturally pairs well with dried fruits, nuts, fish, & poultry, but also for its rich nutritional value.
A high-fiber complex carbohydrate, wild rice is significantly richer in protein and fiber than most other forms of rice. In fact, wild rice places second only to oats in protein content per 100-calorie serving (followed by quinoa). Low in fat and sodium-free, it is a great source of vitamins and minerals, especially zinc, manganese, phosphorus, and B Vitamins.
Stovetop: Sort and Rinse. Add 1 cup wild rice to 3 cups of boiling water or stock. Return to boil; reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer 40-50 minutes, or until rice is tender. Drain any excess liquid. Fluff with fork and season to taste.
Oven: Sort and Rinse. In a 2-quart casserole, pour 3 cups boiling water or stock over 1 cup wild rice. Cover and bake at 350º for 1 hour. Drain any excess liquid. Fluff with fork and season to taste.
Cooking Tips: Wild rice requires more liquid and cooking time than white rice and expands in size 3-4 times while cooking. The amount of liquid needed and length of cooking time can vary depending on the source of the grain and how it was processed. If other ingredients are to be added to dish, their cooking times must be kept in mind relative to that of the wild rice and some ingredients, such as tender vegetables, should be added after the rice is partly cooked.
1. Due to its chewy texture and strong flavor, wild rice best complements dishes containing fruits, nuts, meats, poultry, and fish.
2. Mix wild rice with white or brown rice for a milder taste.
3. Traditionally used in stuffing for holiday turkeys, wild rice can be served in a variety of both hot and cold dishes including salads, soups, stews, pilafs, and casseroles.
4. Makes a flavorful bed for grilled chicken, roasted vegetables, and stir-fries.
5. Combine with fresh herbs and vegetables for a delicious filling for peppers, mushrooms, or roasted squash.
6. Use as a base for vegetarian burgers; add to burgers, meatloaf, and meatballs for flavor and texture.
7. Add cooked rice to breads, pancakes, muffins, or other baked goods.
Storage: Uncooked wild rice will keep indefinitely when placed in dry storage. Cooked and drained wild rice can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for one to two weeks, or in the freezer for up to six months.
45g or more of Whole Grain per serving
Certified Organic by Pennsylvania Certified Organic (www.paorganic.org)
Certified Kosher by KOF-K Kosher Supervision (www.www.kof-k.org)
This product was packaged in a facility that also handles wheat, soy, and tree nuts.
Country of Origin: USA
Ingredients: Organic Whole Grain Wild Rice
Posted by Darla Desautel on 3rd Feb 2016
Hi, I've been a wild rice connoisseur for decades and this is my all-time favorite... it's juicy, plump, with excellent flavor. I'm spoiled... it's the only wild rice I want to use, so I'll be a customer forever I guess!
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