Today, thanks to commercial growers, it is available in grocery stores throughout the country and more and more cooks have access to this nutritional grain. Wild rice is still harvested by those who have lived for generations near the lakes and rivers where it grows. The satisfying process of harvesting, called ricing, still follows ancient tradition, using canoes, poles and hand-made knockers. Susan Carol Hauser offers a primer on the joys of reaping a wild rice harvest, as well as more than seventy-five tempting recipes including: Wild Rice Whole What Pancakes; Wild Rice, Morel, and Chicken Risotto; Creamy Baked Custard Wild Rice Pudding; Popped Wild Rice; and more.
This book will appeal to all those interested in getting aback to the land, as well as anyone who like to cook!