Saskatchewan is leading producer of lake grown wild rice in Canada. This wild rice is collected from lakes in Northern Saskatchewan. Wild rice flour is gluten free and adds a very unique flavour to your favourite recipes. When using wild rice flour you can supplement half the required amount of wheat flour in the recipe with the wild rice flour. You may also want to add either guar gum or xanthan gum (approximately 1 tsp per cup) to assist with binding. Using wild rice flour may require an extra egg as well as more liquid than is called for in the recipe.
Wild Rice is an annual aquatic grass native to North America, primarily found in shallow water along the shores of rivers, streams and lakes where the water current is slow and constant. Wild rice is richly dark, very nutritious, and naturally gluten free.
It is low in fat and contains 50% more protein than plain white rice.
With its high fibre content, wild rice helps improve digestive health and at the same time maintains a healthy weight and lowering your risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Wild rice is a good source of essential minerals such as calcium which builds strong bones and teeth and iron that prevents you from feeling tired.
Wild rice provides ten percent of the daily value for vitamin C which helps prevent cell damage and reduces risk for certain cancers, heart disease and other diseases.