Organic Wild Rice
$7.10 – $21.99 lbs
- — 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
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.
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- 1 cup wild rice
- 3 cups of water
- 10 oz baby spinach
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon wine vinegar
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
- 1 orange, cut into segments
- ½ avocado, sliced
- ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
- Put the rice in a bowl, cover with cold water and swirl around with your hand, repeating this several times until the water runs clear.
- Soak rice in water for 2-3 hours. Drain.
- Place rice in a saucepan with three parts water to one part rice and stir once.
Bring to the boil.
- 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 20 minutes.
- Let the rice cool for 5 minutes and then toss it with the olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- In a medium bowl, toss the spinach with the olive oil, wine vinegar and garlic.
- Combine spinach mixture with rice.
- Top with pomegranate seeds, orange slices, avocado slices, and pumpkin seeds. Serve immediately.
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