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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Always in Season


The warm days of summer beckon a lighter fare with plenty of nutrition for active lifestyles. Try one of these favorites:

Tropical wild rice medley salad
Gingered California Wild Rice and Papaya Salad
Wild Rice Crepes with Chili Lime Shrimp
Creamy Wild Rice Dessert
Zucchini Stuffed with California Wild Rice

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