Some commenters to the last post on Baked Chicken with Wild Rice asked what wild rice is, so here is some information about this grain.
According to this source, wild rice (Zizania Palustis L)is of the grass family and is native to North America. It is known by many names: indian rice (by early English explorers), folle avoine (by the French), Canadian rice, squaw rice, water oats, blackbird oats, and marsh oats. Wild rice has high protein and carbohydrate content and would be perfect for someone in need of fiber or quality carbs in their diet. I like it because of the nutty flavor and the different texture from the usual white rice.
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If you would like to try another wild rice recipe tested In Our Kitchen, try our Wild Rice and Mushrooms recipe that we had as a side dish for Thanksgiving.