wild rice


Definition of wild rice

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

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So, bowls, olive oil, organic olive oil, organic wild rice. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Why Sweetgreen thinks like a tech company," 17 Dec. 2018 The pipeline would pass through the watersheds of some of the richest wild rice beds in the world. Sarah Hurtes, Harper's BAZAAR, "Women Who Risk Everything to Defend the Environment," 30 Nov. 2018 Though technically a grass, wild rice is also considered a whole grain and is rich in B vitamins, such as niacin and folate. Leah Zerbe, Good Housekeeping, "The 11 Healthiest Whole Grains You Should Be Eating," 17 July 2018 Whole grain: Choose from quinoa, emmer farro, einkorn, spelt, whole-grain sorghum (as opposed to pearled), whole-grain barley (again, not pearled), bulgur wheat, freekeh, Kamut wheat, brown rice, black rice, red rice and wild rice. Carrie Dennett, The Seattle Times, "Grain bowls are trending. Here’s how to make your own.," 28 Nov. 2018 Dinner: Half a cup of brown or wild rice and quinoa with vegetables. Aarti Sanan, Redbook, "Wedding Dress Challenge: Clean, Green, Juicing Machine," 20 Apr. 2012 Rug, wild rice Abaca rug—Merida (M); meridameridian.com. House Beautiful, "December/January 2012 Issue Product Guide," 10 Oct. 2011 Pour the wild rice into the oil and turn off the heat (the rice will start puffing immediately). Sarah Fritsche, SFChronicle.com, "Recipe: The Shed’s Cabbage Salad With Nam Prik, Pea Shoots, Puffed Rice & Radish," 3 July 2018 Meanwhile, add wild rice to a saucepan and cover with lots of water. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Curried Rice and Chickpeas with Herbs," 8 Jan. 2018

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1748, in the meaning defined above

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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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