Our family is fortunate to live along the shore of beautiful Lake Athapapuskow. We are on the edge of the Canadian Shield and are surrounded by boreal forest. Our organic wild rice is grown in the pristine, isolated lakes of northern Manitoba, Canada. Its nutritional values and versatility may surprise you.
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In browsing through the Noasap Harvest website I learned something very interesting…did you know that wild rice is not really rice at all but a grass? It is usually grown in man made lakes or ponds(paddy rice), where the lakes are drained in the fall for harvest. Naosap Harvest rice is all grown in Manitoba, Canada’s natural, pristine lakes which produce a longer, fuller darker grain.
This rice is certified organic through OPAM (Organic Producers Association of Manitoba), gluten free, and has NOT been genetically modified! It is a great source of fibre and iron. They also carry Wild Rice Flour as well as a selection of gift baskets. You can purchase the rice in sizes ranging from 1/2 pound to 50 pounds depending on your needs! You will get a free recipe card and cooking suggestions with each order.
Here is the Printable Recipe
soft, fully cooked wild rice 4.5 cups
2% milk 3.5 cups
whipping cream 3.5 cups
vanilla extract 2.25 tsp.
maple syrup 4 fl. oz
raisins 2.25 cups ( I used dried cranberries instead since I had them in the pantry!)
cinnamon 2.25 tsp.
nutmeg 2.25 tsp.
salt 2.25 tsp.
1. ***PRE COOK 2 cups of wild rice in 8 cups of water on heat 4 for 1 hour. Once fully cooked, spread out on a sheet pan to cool. Once you have cooked the rice, you can start the pudding recipe.
2. In a casserole dish, combine all ingredients and bake at 325’F for 1.5 hours. (check after 1 hour to see how it’s doing). You want it to be thickened and creamy.
3. Stir the pudding occasionally while baking.
4. When done and cooled put into serving size bowls with a scoop of ice cream and toppings of your choosing.
So, my thoughts on Naosap Harvest wild rice? These grains of rice are very long with a deep black color to them. The smell of the rice simmering on my stove top was lightly sweet and earthy. I have had wild rice before but I have never seen grains with the size of Naosap Harvest’s!
This pudding recipe is incredibly easy to make and while it might take a few hours, it is favor low on the labor intensity scale. Simmer, mix, bake…stir occasionally. It is so creamy with a wonderful texture and chewiness. Just the right amount of sweetness and it is absolutely decadent!
My thanks to Naosap Harvest for allowing me to review their products! If you want to learn more you can check them out on Facebook!
Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received product samples in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.
Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.