How We Got Started Harvesting Wild
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.
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.
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
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
Our Favorite Recipe
You take 1/3 to 1/2 cup of wild rice and rinse and drain off and rinse
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.