Almanac - Northern Ontario Wild Rice (300g)
Traditionally, this crop would have been prepared by stewing the grains with deer broth and maple syrup, and then used like a stuffing for wild game.
Despite its name, manoomin isn't truly rice at all, but a cereal. This grain's rich, nutty character makes it the perfect pairing with savoury dishes, fresh fish or as an addition for soups and salads.
What to make with it: Roast game bird or chicken, lake fish, or as a delicious addition to salads and blended with other rice dishes.
Grown: Sourced from the DePape family who have been hand harvesting wild rice from the lakes near their home outside Kapusasking, Ontario since 1983.