Wild Rice Cooking: Harvesting, History, Natural History, and Lore with 80 Recipes

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Lyons Press, 2000 - Cooking - 173 pages
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"Wild Rice Cooking" is a total guide to wild rice: an introduction to harvesting and cooking, as well as a fascinating history of the plant and the cultures that have thrived on it for centuries.

Today, thanks to commercial growers, it is available in grocery stores throughout the country and more and more cooks have access to this nutritional grain. Wild rice is still harvested by those who have lived for generations near the lakes and rivers where it grows. The satisfying process of harvesting, "ricing", still follows ancient tradition, using canoes, poles, and handmade knockers. Susan Carol Hauser offers a primer on the joys of reaping a wild rice harvest, as well as more than seventy-five tempting recipes including: Wild Rice Whole Wheat Pancakes; Wild Rice, Morel, and Chicken Risotto; Creamy Baked Custard Wild Rice Pudding; Popped Wild Rice; and more.

"Wild Rice Cooking" Will appeal to all those interested in getting back to the land, as well as anyone who Likes cook!

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SUSAN CAROL HAUSER is the award-winning author of seven books including Nature's Revenge: The Secrets of Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Poison Sumac, and Their Remedies; and Sugaring. A commentator on National Public Radio, she teaches writing at Bemidji State University in Northern Minnesota.

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