Wild Rice is a whole grain

Definition of Whole Grains: Whole grains or foods made from them contain all the essential parts and naturally occurring nutrients of the entire grain seed. If the grain has been processed (e.g., cracked, crushed, rolled, extruded, and/or cooked), the food product should deliver approximately the same rich balance of nutrients that are found in the original grain seed.

The following, when consumed in a form including the bran, germ and endosperm, are examples of generally accepted whole grain foods and flours:

Amaranth    Wild Rice
Buckwheat    Barley
Millet    Corn, including whole cornmeal & popcorn
Quinoa    Oats, including oatmeal
Rye    Rice, both brown rice & colored rice
Teff    Sorghum (Also called milo)
Wheat    Triticale

Approved and endorsed by the Whole Grains Council, May 2004.

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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.