WILD RICE, Anishinaabeg Nation, MN — Hand Harvested
Native Harvest Wild Rice 1lb bags
Anishinaabeg Native rice is absolutely delicious. One heaping serving of it is never enough. This organic wild rice is hand harvested each fall in the beautiful lake region of Northern Minnesota. The medium brown rice is a highly texturized, uneven grain, with a rich, toasted flavor.
This rice makes a great side dish to any heritage meat especially Amercian Bronze turkey, Bison or Red Wattle pork. We also like to eat it in the morning with a little bit of butter and Vermont maple syrup as the original American breakfast cereal.
The meaning of Anishnaabeg is "First-" or "Original-Peoples". Another definition refers to "the good humans", or good people, meaning those who are on the right road/path given to them by the Creator (Great Spirit).
Our friend and a Heritage Foods USA Advisory Board member Winona La Duke is who introduced us to the delicious products of the Northern Minnesota Lake regions. While we have carried many products from this group it is their wild rice that is by far the most popular. This is one of the few rice varieties that is truly wild. Winona is working to protect the wild label for producers that truly raise the grain on open lakes.