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.
The Best of Wild Rice Recipes By Beatrice Ojakangas
WILD RICE COOKBOOK - OVER 80 WILD RICE RECIPES!
Wild rice, one of the most versatile, nutritious and flavorful grains, has been an important food source for people and wildlife for hundreds of years. The warm nutty taste and rich texture of wild rice makes any dish a special one. This varied collection of recipes includes basic “how to” instructions, soups, salads, side and main dishes, breads and even desserts.
Beatrice Ojakangas is a native of northern Minnesota and has written many articles for national food magazines. She wrote a weekly newspaper column for a number of years and has authored many cookbooks.