From botanical perspective, it is not rice but grass. This North American plant is a sacred cereal of Omaha and Ojibwa Indians.
The “wild rice” name derives from the fact that its traditional seeds were picked from wild plants. Today, its natural habitats are protected.
Wild rice has long, dark grains and a strong nutty flavour and aroma which will suit many tastes. It contains a lot of protein, potassium, phosphorus, B group vitamins.