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It’s the only way to describe California Wild Rice.

Extraordinary Taste   The smoky, nutty flavor and chewy texture of wild rice complement dishes of all kinds.   Pair with fruits, nuts, meats, poultry and fish.

Extraordinary Versatility    From appetizers to yeast breads, wild rice adds flavor and interest to stuffing, soups, salads, stews, breads, muffins, pancakes and desserts.   It’s delicious hot, warm or chilled.

Extraordinary Tradition  Wild rice was an important food staple for several Native American tribes (for hundreds of years).   Now it’s a favorite with all good-food lovers.

Extraordinary Abundance  Thanks to modern cultivating and harvesting techniques in California, overall production has increased and wild rice is affordable and abundant.

Extraordinary Goodness    Wild rice is a low-fat, natural food with no additives or preservatives. It’s a great source of fiber and is high in vitamin B and antioxidant vitamin E.

Included on this page is a recipe for a wild rice “starter.” Adding fresh or prepared ingredients and spices to the starter transforms a traditionally American food to a fiery, south-of-the-border wild rice, a Mediterranean-style meatless entrée or side dish, even a tasty Thai-inspired side dish to complement that traditionally spicy cuisine.