A complete guide to harvesting and cooking wild rice--with eighty recipes and a fascinating history of the plant. Winner of the Minnesota Book Award.
As a food, wild rice is one of the most nutritious. Wild rice, native only to the western Great Lakes region of the United States, is rich in both nutrition and lore. Using canoes and traditional methods, American Indians and other residents of the area harvest it from lakes and rivers where it grows naturally. Wild rice is also raised and harvested commercially.
Wild Rice Cooking is the complete book of wild rice. Tucked within its pages are the history and lore of wild rice, as well as a primer on how to share the joys of reaping wild harvest. Also included are instructions on proper cooking techniques, a guide to buying wild rice, and 80 recipes inspired by both the rice harvesters of today and of long ago.