Turkish Delegation visit California Wild Rice

October 03, 2006

Turkish Delegation visit

A group of journalists from Turkey visited the California Rice Farming community towards the end of harvest.

Eszter Somogyi from the USA Rice Federation, Hamburg Germany, lead the group as they toured both white rice and wild rice fields.

The tour was held in the Yolo Basin Wildlife Refuge Area. California Wild Rice is an integral part of maintaining the health of migratory birds in the Pacific Flyway.

Grower Mike DeWit gave an informative and comprehensive presentation on California Wild Rice and the balance between cultivation and maintaining the integrity of the Pacific Flyway.

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Thanksgiving is a time for enjoying the bountiful gifts of the Earth.
For hundreds of years, Wild Rice has been a traditional ingredient of American feasts.  
Try one of these recipes and make Wild Rice part of your family’s Thanksgiving tradition.

Apple-Sage Wild Rice Stuffing
Mini Pumpkins stuffed with Wild Rice
California Wild Rice and Walnut Dressing
Wild Rice and sausage stuffing

Our Chef's Circle is continually developing new recipes and uses for wild rice especially with you, the professional chef, in mind.