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 How We Got Started Harvesting Wild Rice 

Wild Rice

Started ricing only 4 years ago with a friend Del.  Love the product and the process it takes to harvest it (someone says it gets in your blood).  Our rice is hand harvested from select lakes and rivers in Minnesota.  The naturally occurring rice beds are a unique environment and the spring fed lakes and rivers are genuinely pristine.  Our product is wholly organic and 100% natural.  freshly parched 100% organic Minnesota wild rice

Harvesting

Hand harvested and processed wild rice requires hard work.  The canoe is polled through the rice bed while the other person uses knockers (cedar sticks) to bend the grassy plant over the boat.  In rhythmic fashion from one side to another a canoe can very gradually be filled.  Hand "picked" rice is generally regarded as the best tasting wild rice on the market.   

freshly parched 100% organic wild riceWood Parched

We have our rice hand parched by Ojibwa Indians. The rice is parched over wood heat by a traditional method they have used for many years.  Hand parching yields the best cooking ease and time as well as a great flavor. thrashed and winnowed wild rice from Northern Minnesota

Health

There are many sites that discuss the benefits of whole grains and legumes.  Wild rice is a healthy and natural whole grain food that is high in protein and fiber.  1 cup of cooked rice has 14 grams of protein and is low in fat.  Rich in other nutrients and B vitamins. 

Our Favorite Recipe 

Thrashed and winnowed wild riceWild Rice Oatmeal

You take 1/3  to 1/2 cup of wild rice and rinse and drain off and rinse again. 

In a 3 qt pan put in 6 cups of water and add the wild rice.  Bring it to a boil.  Boiling it for about 10 minutes, than add 3 cups of regular oatmeal and have it return to a boil.  Then simmer for about 10 min or until the water is almost gone then cover and let sit to absorb the rest of the water. 

We top it with frozen berries, homemade yogurt, and our own maple syrup.

 


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P.O. Box 131
Nay Tah Waush, MN 56566
email:  farmnextdoor@hughes.net