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By Jeremiah Tower

Published 2002

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Not a rice at all, but that does not matter, since no one is going to call it Zizania palustris or aquatica, which is what it is, an annual aquatic grass that should be harvested in the wild by hand (see Resources) for best flavor and tender texture.

I could never figure out why the wild rice in most restaurants rarely tasted very exciting, certainly not exciting enough to justify its expense. So before writing this recipe, I looked in my