Organic Wild Rice

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  • — Kosher
  • — Very Low in Cholesterol and Sodium
  • — Very Low in Saturated Fat
  • — Good Source of Magnesium and Manganese
  • — Rich in Zinc and Phosphorus

Organic Wild Rice from Food To Live is a seed of a grass water plant. It’s a very nutritious grain, which beats regular Asian rice in the number of micro and macro nutrients it provides. It has a fantastic nutty taste which makes every dish with our Organic Wild Rice special.

Despite the name, this grain isn’t a type of rice. They are entirely different plant species, but you can often find organic wild rice blend with other rice varieties. The product offered by Food To Live is 100% ‘pure’ and was cultivated and processed without the use of any toxic elements.

Our organic non-GMO wild rice is gluten-free and safe for any diet. It’s low in calories, which means you can even eat it when on a weight management program. Even your dog can eat wild organic rice as long as you don’t serve it too often and don’t season it with anything.

Benefits of Organic Wild Rice

Organic wild rice health benefits are many. This grain gives you a boost of elements that nourish every system in your body. It has quite a bit of:

  • B vitamins
  • Vitamin A
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Magnesium
  • Copper
  • Zinc

The grain also contains smaller amounts of calcium, vitamin E, vitamin K, and selenium. It’s extremely beneficial for vegans, who often don’t get enough lysine from their diet. Organic Wild Rice is one of the best plant sources of this amino acid.

Note that although many people compare (and sometimes confuse) organic brown and wild rice, these grains are different. Organic wild rice has long dark-brown seeds that pop when cooked. It also contains more proteins and dietary fiber, as well as some essential vitamins and minerals.

The best thing is that this grain is very ‘nutrient-efficient.’ This means that despite its superior nutritional value, it’s lower in calories and carb content than brown rice. Organic wild rice also contains only 1.2g of sugars and 0.6g of total fats in a cup of cooked product.

How to Cook Organic Wild Rice

Cook organic wild rice the same way you would any grain. Rinse it thoroughly, bring to a boil, and let cook at a simmer until tender. Note that like all rice and the majority of grains, organic wild rice contains trace amounts of arsenic. The plant soaks it up from the soil regardless of the cultivation practices.

Unfortunately, the environment is contaminated with arsenic, so it’s present in many foods and drinking water. The amount of the toxin in organic black wild rice is minimal and doesn’t pose health concerns according to the FDA. To reduce it further, you should rinse grains for 60 seconds and cook them in no less than 4 cups of water/broth per a cup of wild rice.

You don’t have to pre-soak this grain, so just rinse and start cooking. Season it with any spices you like and make a delicious veggies stew. You can also add cooked rice in salads or turn it into sweet pudding.

 WARNING: Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals including arsenic, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food.

Nutrition Facts
1 servings per container
Serving size1 ounce (28g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories100

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary fiber 2g 7%
Total sugars 13g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 4g 8%

Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Сalcium 0mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

INGREDIENTS: Organic Wild Rice

STORAGE TIME: Store at room temperature for up to 12 months

Country of Origin: USA

WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Packaged in the same facility as Tree Nuts and Wheat

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Recipes

Vegetarian Mushroom & Wild Rice Soup

Vegetarian Mushroom & Wild Rice Soup

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 4 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 lb mixed mushrooms, chopped
  • 6 cups vegetable broth/stock
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 1 ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 T red wine vinegar

 

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Add olive oil to a large pot on medium-high heat.
2. Add onions and sauté until translucent (about 5 mins).
3. Add celery and cook for another minute before adding mushrooms.
4. Let mushrooms cook for about 10 mins or until they’ve reduced in size. They will appear as if they are “sweating”.
5. Add vegetable broth, wild rice, thyme, sea salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
6. Lower heat to a simmer and cover. Let simmer for 30 minutes or until rice is fully cooked (time will depend on the type of wild rice you use so you may need a bit longer than this.
7. Remove top, add vinegar and simmer for another 10 minutes
8. Serve warm.

Enjoy it!

Recipe Source: http://amp.gs/B1Ot

 

Wild Rice Horchata

Wild Rice Horchata

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup white basmati rice
  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 1 whole vanilla bean
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼-½ cup agave nectar, to taste
  • ground cinnamon, for garnish


DIRECTIONS:

1. In a stand blender, combine basmati and wild rice. Pulse until a fine powder is achieved. If you can’t get your rice ground finely, don’t worry too much, just pulse until rice is broken up as much as possible. Place ground rice in a large heat-proofed bowl and set aside.
2. Split vanilla bean in half lengthwise and with the flat of your knife, scrape out the seeds. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine 6 cups water, vanilla seeds & pod and cinnamon stick. Bring mixture to a boil.
3. Remove from heat and pour boiling water into ground rice bowl. Stir to combine ground rice, water and aromatics. Place a ceramic plate over the bowl to discourage curious pets and dust. Allow mixture to sit out at room temperature for 24 hours.
4. After 24 hours, you’ll have a sludge-y gray mixture like the picture above, with almost all of the liquid absorbed into the rice. Don’t despair, this gray sludge is going to taste delicious soon!
5. Working in batches, scoop spoonfuls of the soaked rice into a piece of damp fine-meshed cheesecloth. Over a large bowl, squeeze out all of the liquid you can from the ground rice. Your yield won’t be super-high — I was only able to squeeze out about 2 cups of “rice juice”. Discard rice solids and aromatics, rinse cheesecloth and repeat until all soaked rice has been thoroughly juiced. This is a rather tedious process, but don’t give up– as soon as you’re done, the rest of the horchata comes together in a snap.
6. After all of the rice mixture has passed through the cheesecloth, add 2 cups almond milk and stir to combine. Add agave nectar, ¼ cup at a time, until desired sweetness is reached.
7. Serve over ice with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon as a garnish.

Recipe source: http://amp.gs/BtDw

 

Wild rice with spinach

Wild rice with spinach

INGREDIENTS:

RICE

  • 1 cup wild rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

TOPPINGS

  • 10 oz baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 orange, cut into segments
  • ½ avocado, sliced
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

DIRECTIONS:

1. MAKE THE RICE: In a medium pot, stir the rice with the broth (or water, if using) and garlic to combine. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-high heat.
2. Once the liquid is boiling, reduce the heat to low and simmer until the rice is tender and all the liquid has been absorbed, 15 to 17 minutes.
3. Let the rice cool for 5 to 10 minutes and then toss it with the olive oil, vinegar, mint, salt and pepper.
4. MAKE THE TOPPINGS: In a medium bowl, toss the kale with the olive oil and vinegar. Divide the rice between two bowls and then top with equal amounts of kale.
5. Top each of the bowls with 2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds, half the orange slices, half the avocado slices, 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds and a hard-boiled egg. Season the egg with salt and pepper.

Serve immediately.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    As always this Company has excellent quality products. We have tried several of their products and they won’t disappoint you. We would buy again 100%.

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  2. Question

    Does the wild rice have bran? Is it milled or hulled?

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    • Hello, Wild Rice has Bran. It is Whole Black Rice, so it’s neither milled or Hulled

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    • Hello,

      It is Whole Black Rice, so it isn’t milled nor Hulled.

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  3. Question

    Is it really 4 to 1? Four cups of water to 1 cup of rice? I make it in a rice cooking with 1:1 recommendation. What do you think? Thank you

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    • Hello,

      That depends on your preference.You may also do the 1:1 proportion.

      Thanks.

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  4. 5 out of 5 Fabulous and addicting

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    Why does ORGANIC wild rice include a “warning this product contains chemicals to cause cancer & birth defects ?!

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    • What are the known chemicals for this product?

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    • Hello,
      Our product doesn’t contain any chemicals as its 100% Organic, however, we do have to comply with the California Proposition 65 rule. We have added a warning statement to any product that was part of litigation based on the Prop 65 rule. Even though our products don’t contain any chemical elements that in fact pose any health risk, we prefer to post a warning to avoid any litigations. You can read more about this topic here: http://prop65scam.com/. Most of the companies who are selling superfoods have the same warnings on their sites.

      It is done to protect us against lawsuits as it is very costly (millions $) to defend a position in a court. We prefer to remove any litigation risk by putting a label on, even though our products are 100% safe.

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    Where is this wild rice grown?

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    • Arkansas

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  7. 5 out of 5

    Best price, product as advertised, arrived early even during Christmas rush, definitely recommend, extremely satisfied. Thank you!

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