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Coeur d' Alene Wild Rice

Beautifully Wild, Beyond Organic, Non-intervention Food


15oz of wild rice - Makes 4 good sized servings or 8 smaller portions
  
Certified Organic, Idaho Preferred, Wild Harvest, Grown Naturally, Non-intervention, Naturally Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, Locally Owned and Operated
  
Never sprayed: No pesticides, No herbicides, No insecticides, Not even fertilizer!
  
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Wild Rice, A Superfood

Wild rice has high amounts of minerals, vitamins, protein, starch, dietary fiber, a variety of antioxidants, is naturally gluten-free and is low in fat content.

Better Together

Our rice grows in extensive habitats, multicultural ecosystems, teaming with life!

Migratory ducks, geese, fish, muskrats, frogs, beavers, moose and great blue herons call our rice home. The rice provides them with shelter and food; in turn, they supply the fertilizer that keeps this amazing circle of life round.

Nothing Added, Nothing Lost

The majority of our rice is wild-harvested, a method of collecting just a portion of the grain produced by the plants. In this way the wild rice is able to naturally reproduce with out ever needing to be seeded, fertilized or otherwise managed.

Testimonials

Dear Northern Latitude:

I began searching for a new source of wild rice after the name brands I had been buying became difficult to find on the grocery shelves. I decided to try your rice because the product description sounded great, and because even after shipping costs it was still less expensive than what I had been paying. I'm so happy I explored new options! Your rice is the perfect product--tastes great and the long grains are beautiful to look at. I will be a regular customer from now on. It bothers me that in a city the size of Los Angeles (CA) I have never had access to your product. I understand that grocery stores have limited shelf space, but I also understand that politics and money are two overriding factors that unfairly limit the public's ability to access the best products in this country. Idaho is not so far from Los Angeles, and this superior rice should not be kept such a secret.

Sincerely, Susan

"Coeur d'Alene wild rice is the best! The long black grains burst open as they cook to reveal a tender interior.  With its mildly nutty flavor and rich texture, it makes a great accompaniment for any meal, and it looks as good and wholesome as it tastes.  I love it simmered in chicken broth, sometimes adding butter or olive oil with chopped chives and parsley stirred in, and it's especially delicious as a base for any kind of stir-fry ladled over it. Definitely a favorite on my table!"

Jodi - Arroyo Grande, California

"I love this rice!  It has such a beautiful long, dark seed that cooks up to a delicious moist rice. It is perfect the way it is, also great when made with chicken broth. I will cook up a batch to keep on hand and use it as a delicious side dish, on salads, in soups, in main dishes and in hors d'oeuvres.  It heats up well in the microwave after being cooked. There is a delicate nutty taste.  Yum!!"

Karen - Hayden, ID

Harvest 2021!

FAQ

Where can Coeur d' Alene wild rice be purchased?

Stores

Pilgrim's Market - CD'A, ID

Culinary Stone - CD'A, ID

The Village Market - Ketchum, ID

Glover Street Market - Twisp, WA

The Mazama Store - Mazama, WA

Farmers Markets

Wonder Market - Spokane, WA

Kootenai County Farmers Markets - Hayden, ID - 9-1:30 Every Saturday!

What is wild rice??

Wild rice (Zizania palustris) is an indigenous North American aquatic grass, growing in the silty shallows of rivers and lakes.

Its grains boast one of the highest protein contents of any grain, with an abundance of fiber and micronutrients, and it naturally does not contain any gluten.

It is truly an ecosystem unto itself, providing a food source and habitat for migratory birds, schools of fish, ladybugs and many other fauna.

How to cook wild rice:)

There are lots of ways to cook wild rice, and it can be cooked from slightly crunchy to soft and anywhere in-between.

CD'A wild rice has an astoundingly large grain and can take slightly longer to cook compared to standard wild rice, but don't be deterred it is well worth the wait! 

Stove Top Cooking

Wash by running cold water through wild rice in a strainer.

One helpful option can be to soak the wild rice for 20-60mins before cooking on stove top, this allows the wild rice to soften and will better absorb the water when cooking.

Add wild rice in a pan water or broth in a 1:3 ratio. Cover and bring to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer for 35-45minutes, leave pot loosely covered. (cook until at desired softness has been achieved)

Add salt to taste after cooking. Undercook for a more nut-like, slightly crunchy texture or cook a little longer for a tender, fluffier texture. Do not overcook.

Baking

Place wild rice and liquid in pan in oven, set oven to 325 degrees and bake 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes.

Slow Cooking

Place wild rice and liquid in saucepan on stove and bring to boil. Cover, remove from heat and let stand for 3-4 hours. Wild rice will be about 90% cooked. Complete cooking in a main dish. Salt to taste after cooking. Cook up more than immediately needed and freeze the rest to be used in a variety of dishes.

Instapot (fastest cooking)

Add wild rice and water or broth, 1:2 ratio. After cooking time is up, release pressure and fluff with a fork, salt to taste, cook longer if desired. After releasing pressure let stand for 5-15 minutesl.

Settings

Ultra settingsHigh pressureTime: 20-25 minutes, (crunchy - softer)Keep warm after cooking.

How long is uncooked and cooked wild rice good for?

Uncooked (in package & pantry) 3-5 years

Cooked (stored in the fridge) 4-6 days

Cooked (stored in freezer) 4-6 months

Where does your food come from?

Our wild rice is harvested from the southern reaches of Lake Coeur d' Alene in beautiful Northern Idaho. The Idaho panhandle provides the perfect climate to grow some of the highest quality wild rice in the world.

Heavy Metals

Those of you familiar with the Silver Valley and its long history of mining are sure to be curious about the potential down steam effects that decades of mining run-off have caused. Because we wild harvest (forage) in the southern end of Lake Coeur d' Alene we are very attentive to the potential of heavy metals making ttheir way into your meal.

The great news is that wild rice accumulates relatively no heavy metals and less than a quarter the arsenic of found in typical white rice which can reach levels of 200ppb. In part this is due to the incredible structure of plant roots which have a ring of suberin called the Casparian strip which prevents the apoplectic movement of solutes such as heavy metals.

Levels from our 2021 crop

Lead - Non-detectable  

Arsenic - 50ppb (parts per billion)

Cadmium - Non-detectable 

Mercury - Non-detectable

Links to further your knowledge

Consumer Reports

FDA - Recommend Starting at pg64.

Food Insights