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wild rice

n.
1. Any of several aquatic grasses of the genus Zizania of North America and Asia, especially Z. palustris of north-central North America, which is harvested for its edible grain.
2. The grain of any of these plants.

wild rice

n
1. (Plants) another name for Indian rice
2. (Cookery) another name for Indian rice

wild′ rice′


n.
1. a tall aquatic grass, Zizania aquatica, of N North America.
2. the grain of this plant, used for food.
[1740–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wild rice - perennial aquatic grass of North America bearing grain used for food
Indian rice, wild rice - grains of aquatic grass of North America
cereal, cereal grass - grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet
genus Zizania, Zizania - wild rice
2.wild rice - grains of aquatic grass of North Americawild rice - grains of aquatic grass of North America
food grain, grain, cereal - foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
wild rice, Zizania aquatica - perennial aquatic grass of North America bearing grain used for food
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I slept; I rested; there was wild rice, water from a running stream--and peace
In 1985, a women's marketing collective started a project to encourage the local processing and marketing of wild rice.
Fifty years ago, he writes, the Texas wild rice strain called Zizania texana was common around the San Marcos River near San Antonio.
11/2 cups basmati brown rice (or other long grain rice) 1/2 cup wehani or wild rice 3/4 cup red onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoon champagne vinegar (or white wine vinegar) 1 tablespoon mild oil 1/3 cup currants 1 small red pepper, sliced into this strips and then chopped 2 green onions, diced 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optiional)
In a united marketing effort, Manitoba's wild rice producers are launching an education campaign to compete with Uncle Ben's and others as everyday rice.
The objective of the project is to complete Mitsuaki Tanabe's 82 metre long wild rice carving to appeal the importance of in-situ wild rice and also complete the spider carving, which Mitsuaki Tanabe made a rough sketch on the granite during his last visit, by two stone sculptors (Jun Yamazoe and Kazuhisa Aketa) and a curator of the Hiyoshinomori Garden Museum.
Wild rice is native to Michigan, but today, it is a rare sight to be seen.
Wild Rice Blend (wild rice, black barley, brown rice, scallions, celery): Toss with sauteed garlic and mushrooms with a sprinkle of soy sauce and balsamic vinegar.
Minnesota Wild Rice Soup (recipe below) is so named because that state is the top producer of wild rice, which isn't really rice at all but a seed that comes from an aquatic grass.
In addition to the Salmon 'n' Bannock burger ($16) for which it is named, the restaurant serves up mouth-watering selections that include a bison cheese burger on bannock ($16), a wild boar hot dog on rosemary "bannockette" ($14), red seafood chowder n' bannock ($14) and various servings of cured Arctic muskox, deer stew, bacon-crusted halibut, and sides of Ojibway wild rice, sweet potato wedges, clam fritters and Indian candy, to name only a few.
Nutritionist Sarah Schenker says: "It's good to put some nutrition back into our bodies after Christmas, You can replenish vitamin stores and boost the immune system by preparing healthy dishes such as this mushroom, lentil and wild rice salad.
We have developed an ion chromatography (IC) assay using ultraviolet (UV) detection following post-column derivatization with ferric nitrate to determine phytate [inositol hexakis phosphate (iP6)] (1) (2) in wild rice samples and other diet composites.