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The True Story of Wild Rice, North America’s Most Misunderstood Grain

The Ojibwe people of northern Minnesota are sustained by the real wild rice, which they harvest by hand and dry over fire.


https://getpocket.com/explore/...-misunderstood-grain


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That takes me back to the nine months I worked in northern Minnesota. I bought some of that local rice there and brought it back to Pennsylvania to share.

I understood the harvesting process in the canoe but not the winnowing and parching that took place afterwards.

It's definitely different than anything I can find in stores around here. Now I know why.
Thanks for posting that story.

Big Al


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My parents spent a lot of time in Northern Minnesota and actually lived in Ely for a few years. They received a birch bark canoe as a wedding present from some Ojibwe friends - a story I wish I knew in more detail. The last time I was in Minnesota was 1966, and at that time the canoe was still stored in a barn in Gilbert, MN. I wonder if it is still there.

My Grandmother would bring Ojibwe wild rice with her when she came to visit in the late 60's. I can still remember the taste - nothing like store bought wild rice.

Thanks for the memory!


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Went looking for sources for the real thing. Don't know if these qualify, but here goes...

https://www.honortheearthmerch...arvest/bulk-wildrice

https://nativeharvest.com/prod...riant=42560393937118

https://www.llojibwe.org/drm/fisheries/wildrice.html (the link to their sales website is defunct, but it might be possible to call the number listed and get additional info).

https://foraged.market/shop/pa...-wild-rice-manoomin/ (this site has a waitlist)


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One more, through Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/AMERICA...erchant-items&sr=1-1


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I ordered some of the wild rice through Amazon; it should be here sometime later this week or early next week. I've never had the "real thing" so will be interested to see what it tastes like!


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