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Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council


Wild rice or "manomin", as the indians call it, has been harvested in the lakes and streams of the Great Lakes region long before the dawn of written history. It is found in a great abundance in these clean, clear waters. Recently, successful wild rice Farming was developed in Minnesota. Now an increasing farm harvest is available to supplement the ancient Indian harvest. Wild Rice is not a rice at all, but actually an aquatic grass. Seed users for cultivated wild rice is the same seed as that found in the lakes and rivers. When processed identically, both cultivated and natural lake & river wild rice are indistinguishable in appearance and taste.

The Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council is your source for recipes and information on how to use this delicious food.

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