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  • McKenzie Family Farms Organic Wild Rice


McKenzie Family Farms Organic Wild Rice

16 oz - California


We've had some great wild rice and a lot of duds. This Wild Rice from McKenzie Farms is the best we've eaten since we began eating and selecting foods to share with you.


Wild Rice is a type of grass that grows in shallow water. It grew in the shallow lakes and streams of the Northwest and northern California region.


This rice grew wild in the 1700s and 1800s. The Northwest Indigenous tribes introduced wild rice to the fur traders, who subsisted mainly on the fish they caught and the wild rice they bought. The Indigenous people taught traders to eat the rice boiled plain or with maple sugar as a pudding, as well as to use it in soups and stews made with venison, bear, fish, or fowl.


Bring 3 cups of water or stock to a boil, stir in 1 cup of uncooked Wild Rice, reduce heat, and simmer covered for 40-45 minutes or just until the kernels puff open. Uncover and fluff with a fork, and simmer an additional five minutes. Drain off any excess liquid.