Wild rice is actually not a rice at all. It is an aquatic grass with thin black grains that is indigenous to Canada and the northern United States. Wild rice absorbs four times its volume of liquid during cooking and takes much longer to cook than ordinary rice; anything from 35-60 minutes. It has an intriguing nutty flavor and is extremely nutritious as it contains all nine of the essential amino acids. Wild rice is also a good source of fiber, is gluten free and low in kilojoules and cholesterol.
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