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Sunday, June 16th, 2024

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Wild Rice: Here are recipes to incorporate this natural superfood into your wild game diet this fall

Below are great ways to add delicious wild rice into your wild game menu this fall season. (Photo by Rob Drieslein)

Back in the early 1970s, my dad and a buddy harvested wild rice from a small lake near the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. My parents stored the wild grain in coffee cans, and Mom cooked it as a side dish just once a year, on Thanksgiving.
The stuff keeps forever, and we enjoyed that Minnesota wild rice for nearly 20 days of thanks. It may have been my favorite part of the holiday, and I always wondered why we didn’t eat more of it.
Maybe because even though wild rice has a humble background, it’s not cheap. A pound of legitimately hand-harvested wild rice from a Midwestern wetland can set you back $20 at a grocery store. Of course, there are more affordable options.

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