wild rice


Definition of wild rice

: a tall aquatic North American perennial grass (Zizania aquatica) that yields an edible grain also : the grain

Examples of wild rice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tribes say the big increase in water transfers — particularly during a drought — imperil their wild rice crops. Mike Hughlett, Star Tribune, 14 July 2021 There are many options for serving, but my favorite way to enjoy this dish is alongside fluffy wild rice and a handful of arugula drizzled with olive oil and lemon. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 14 July 2021 Or, alternate white rice with other whole grain options, including brown and wild rice, quinoa, oats, and millet. Cynthia Sass, Rd, Health.com, 1 July 2021 Everyone brings a signature dish and none is more traditional than Shawn’s grouse wild rice soup. Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune, 5 Nov. 2020 Lighter options include lemon chicken quinoa salad with edamame and roasted red pepper or ahi tuna steak with wild rice pilaf and wasabi aioli. Brandon Schultz, Forbes, 30 May 2021 For a main-dish salad, toss it with wild rice, turkey, chopped apples and chopped fennel. Beth Dooley Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 25 Nov. 2020 Your grain of choice — farro, wild rice, quinoa or barley — can be prepared ahead and stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for at least a week, ready to go. Beth Dooley Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 5 May 2021 For example, replace refined grains with whole grains by choosing whole wheat bread and pasta and swapping white rice with brown or wild rice. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 5 May 2021

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First Known Use of wild rice

1748, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wild rice was in 1748

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29 Jul 2021

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“Wild rice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wild%20rice. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of wild rice

: a kind of grain that is produced by a tall North American plant that grows in water

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