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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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.