Each grain of this rice is hand harvested in the traditional fashion - from canoes in Northern Minnesota. Slightly more delicate than other grades of wild rice, this is perfect on it's own as a side, or as part of a stuffing, soup, or in baked goods. Whole grain and cooks in only 25 minutes! Wild rice is actually an aquatic plant, not a rice, that helps ponds and marshes thrive. It grows to a tall, graceful five or six feet, creating a haven for waterfowl. The seeds, found in the head of the stalk, attract fish and waterfowl. If you’re looking for a chance to include a sustainable menu item with a rich history, wild rice provides a perfect opportunity. From humble beginnings, Indian Harvest has steadily grown to be the country's premier provider of rice and rice blends, exotic grains, and legumes to many of the industry's top creative chefs and restaurants. Because of the company's dedication to clean, high-quality, unique products, top-notch customer support, and the company's respect for the planet and its people, Indian Harvest has gained a very loyal following in the culinary community. Located in Bemidji, Minnesota, in prime Wild Rice country, the name Indian Harvest is a reference to the spirit and heritage involved in the harvest of the wild rice grain, the company's primary focus in its early years.