Clear Some Shelf Space for Something Wild

There’s a new old grain in town. Wild rice—though not uncommon in the grain aisle—is often overshadowed by other ancient grains. But don’t be fooled, wild rice has the nutrition, sustainability and general intrigue to make this underdog a fresh, trendy option to add to your shelves.


IT’S WHAT TODAY’S CONSUMERS WANT

Ancient and whole grains continue to increase in popularity year over year, and wild rice fits the bill thanks to some unstoppable trends in the food world.

Shoppers are showing a larger interest in locally grown food. Wild rice is an ancient grain, but one native to and harvested in North America, making its overall impact on the environment smaller.

There’s the growing tendency of adding grains to everyday dishes, from breakfasts to salads and more, giving wild rice a life beyond a soups and sides. This versatility is just another reason to help shoppers add an additional grain to their cupboards.

overhead photo of a bowl filled with wild rice

PACKED WITH NUTRITION

Wild rice is a nutritional powerhouse that’s on the brink of getting the awareness it deserves. Just look at everything it offers:

  1. All 9 essential amino acids: Wild rice has all 9 essential amino acids: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine.

  1. Important nutrients: Wild rice is a good source of manganese, zinc, niacin, folate, vitamin B6, phosphorus, magnesium and fiber, which promotes gut health.

  1. Rich in antioxidants: This gluten free ancient grain also contains vital antioxidants, including vitamins A and E.

FLAVOR + FLEXIBILITY

Beyond a rich and storied history, this American supergrain has a unique flavor, color and texture that sets it apart from other rice and grains.

Few if any other grains offer the earthy, nutty, roasted flavor of wild rice. It stands up in richer, bolder applications, but also adds depth to simple flavors as well.

Cooked wild rice in a bowl
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BETTER GRAINS FROM INHARVEST

Ready to stock the shelf? Let’s start with quality. Every variety of our wild rice goes through careful sourcing, extensive testing and thorough cleaning, so you know you’re getting the best in every batch. Take a look through your options to see for yourself:

Grade A+ wild rice in a bowl

Grade A+ – Prized for its long grains and ultra-upscale appearance.

Crispy wild rice in a bowl

Crispy Wild Rice – Our crispy wild rice has a rich, complex flavor, maximum crunch and a striking appearance, wonderful for nutrition bars, snack mixes, and salad toppings.

Grade A wild rice in a bowl

Grade A – This high-quality wild rice has a rich, dark color. It creates consistently beautiful dishes every time.

Quick cook wild rice in a bowl

Quick Cook Wild Rice – High quality and beautifully retained rich color, offers a nutty flavors and a remarkably reduced cooking time.

Grade B Scarified wild rice in a bowl

Grade B Scarified – This high quality wild rice has a slightly lighter color, but retains its nutty flavor while boasting a reduced cooking time.