Canadian Organic Wild Rice — naturally grown and wild harvested in Canada's pristine northern lakes.
- A premium quality wild rice with a jumbo grain that is 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch or more in length.
- Wild rice, an aquatic grass seed, is high in protein when compared to other white rices and grains.
- GMO free, gluten free.
- Certified Kosher by Blue Ribbon Kosher. See the North Bay Kosher List.
- Click on our photo slides for more insight on this wild rice.
- Harvesting Info: We ensure perfection in flavor, preservation of nutrition, and prevention of molding. We do not harvest early, as this results in a collection of immature, pale wild rice. We preserve the nutritious black outer hull. (Some processors remove the black hull to obtain a shorter cook time.) Also, we dry the rice properly, which prevents the moldy aroma sometimes found with other wild rice.
Common wild rice uses: Makes a great side dish as well as a base for entrees and salads. Also often used as a major ingredient in soups, stews, and casseroles.
Packaging: Bagged selections are in resealable poly bags. Bulk box orders use sealed plastic bag inside sturdy cardboard box.
Allergen Information: Processed in a facility that also handles cereal grains, peanuts, tree nuts, and soybeans.
GMO free: This organic wild rice is not genetically modified.
A popular gift item: Use our multiple-address and gifts-messaging features to send our organic Canadian wild rice to friends and family.
This wild rice is a great product! It is sustainably harvested, absolutely delicious, easy to cook, and reasonably priced. It makes great main course rice salads and wonderful side dishes!
(Posted on 4/22/2016)
This review is long over due.
I discovered this magnificent rice a few years ago, and have been ordering it in 50Lbs.
It is a daily staple that we cannot live without.
Quality & taste are superb and the finest of all wild rices that I have eaten
Buy it, buy it and just buy it.
(Posted on 4/13/2016)
I stalked this site a while before I ordered. The rice is beautiful and tasty. Cooked on very low heat so it expanded but, did not explode. Very pretty mixed with my steamed basmati rice, garlic, salt, pepper, and a bit of butter- nothing fancy. excellent product. Thanks North Bay!
(Posted on 4/4/2016)
I have been using this wild rice in soup, stews and salads for years. The flavor is rich and earthy. Don't overcook it. When the grains split, it's done. It is wonderful!
(Posted on 3/20/2016)
Living in California, we are force fed garbage paddy "wild" rice. I couldn't stand it anymore, and discovered this genuine wild rice from North Bay. Ordered 10 pounds in Dec, and am ordering another 10 pounds today. Great stuff, and well worth the $$.
(Posted on 3/2/2016)
O am a weld rice addict. This is the best I have ever eaten. I believe so far I have ordered 30 lbs of it. My family loves it and I highly recommend this item. They rice is perfectly packaged and shipped quickly. I am a most satisfied customer.
(Posted on 3/28/2015)
Every so often one comes across a product that is head and shoulders above everything else in it's class; your Canadian Organic Wild Rice is one such product. While it may be a touch more pricey than 'similar' wild rice products, there really is no comparison when it comes to quality, flavor, texture, and freshness. Thank you North Bay Trading Co. for offering this wonderful product.
(Posted on 1/8/2015)
I am hooked on this. I should share it, but I don't. I lay down a bed of this wild rice under fresh grilled Salmon. Eat it slowly and thoroughly enjoy the wonderful textures and tastes.
(Posted on 11/5/2014)
Have been a Wild Rice eater for 60 years but have never had a better tasting, textured Wild Rice. I'm sold on this. Actually I have washed it and ate it raw many times. A religious experience!
(Posted on 10/20/2014)
The 'Extra Long Grain' is absolutely the best one can buy.
(Posted on 9/5/2014)
top-quality and delicious rice
(Posted on 6/4/2014)
Where has this wonderful food been? I discovered it at 84 years old and plan to enjoy the rest of my life.
(Posted on 9/5/2013)
We have found out the Canadian Wild rice has more flavor than the Minnesota, but is harder on the jaws. For the past couple years I cook 1-1/2 cups of each, this gives us the great flavor we enjoy so much. This gives us rice for the freezer to save time. We put some in all our soups, when we re-heat spaghetti, you name it and we will try to add some of our favorite wild rice mixture.
(Posted on 6/7/2013)
This is the BEST rice I've ever ate....Just made a Thai Curry from the Bangkok Thai Cooking School and what a great dish...but your wild rice made it over the top awesome! Thank you!
(Posted on 2/2/2013)
I have had the pleasure of eating wild rice my whole life . But this product is absolutly beautiful. I will continue to do business here from now on.
(Posted on 1/23/2013)
I received my wild rice order today and it is wonderful. I will definitely order more soon. You can tell this product was picked and packed with care and attention to detail. I am new to the organics realm and this is a superb product. Same with the Thousand Lakes Minnesota Rice.
(Posted on 12/28/2012)
I purchased a 20-pound box of Canadian Wild Rice, and am extremely pleased with the high quality of the rice. Very long grained rice, with excellent flavor. I add Shitake mushrooms and some dried cranberries. First-rate product.
(Posted on 11/22/2012)
Once you try this rice you'll be back for more. Yes, it's expensive. But most folks only eat wild rice on special occasions and why serve your family and friends an inferior product? As a native Minnesotan, I have eaten w/r for decades. The organic long grain natural harvested Canadian rice sold by North Bay Trading is simply the best I have found, anywhere.
(Posted on 11/16/2012)
I am now a lifetime fan of this wild rice. It is more flavorful and substantial than the little, expensive jars that the supermarket sells. I have ordered some as gifts to relatives and friends, who are anxious to try it since hearing me rave about it. I love it hot, with butter, but have added it to soups, made a cold vinagrette salad with cashews, and created a hot lobster/mushroom/rice dish, and I look foreward to discovering new ways to enjoy this wild rice!!
(Posted on 11/2/2012)
We have been ordering North Bay's Canadian Organic Wild Rice for years now. The quality and taste are always out of this world. The grains arrive whole and scrupulously clean. The rice gets an A+ for satisfaction - a sign that it is nutritionally dense. We pack it for long-term storage and rotate it through our emergency food supply, and the older rice is just as satisfying as the new - a sign that the nutritional values are maintained. Five stars all the way.
(Posted on 10/19/2012)
Absolutely wonderful, top-quality, delicious rice. Having never cooked wild rice, I overcooked the first time or two, but it was still good. Wild rice and mushroom soup is heavenly. North Bay is a delightful company to do business with, great service with a personal touch.
(Posted on 9/12/2012)
Simply Put !!!! THE BEST WILD RICE EVER !!!!!!!!!!!! *****
(Posted on 8/8/2012)
I've been making wild rice dressing for our Thanksgiving turkey for many years. Having discovered your Canadian Organic Wild Rice last year, this will be, without question, my choice every time from now onward. Thanks!
(Posted on 7/11/2012)
Bought a 1 lb bag to try & used it tonight with my shrimp creole, excellent rice. Best wild rice I've had, it cooked exactly as the instructions said and was very good. Restaurant Quality.
(Posted on 5/9/2012)
Years ago we received wild rice from catalogue merchant Orvis and thought it the best ever. When they stopped offering it, we felt we had been spoiled for wild rice forever. Then we found North Bay and rediscovered Orvis' own secret source! The identical perfect and perfectly beautiful nutty trove! On our second 10-lb order now, and never less than a perfect meal. Five-star every time.
(Posted on 1/6/2012)
I use this wild rice in a casserole with onion, celery, mushrooms, beef stock, Lea & Perrins and Pick-a-Peppa sauce, along with two sticks of butter. Have served this dish for years.
(Posted on 11/21/2011)
I have been buying wild rice for far more yrs than I care to share--and THIS is the very best! I have been ordering this for several years now. Also use wild rice as gifts---a great hostess gift. Tired of giving wine!
(Posted on 10/14/2011)
North Bay's Wild Rice is fantastic. I first tried it on a trip to Quetico and had to bring more home to my wife. She is hooked. As a vegetarian, she is always looking for wholesome grains and variety in her diet. This one is a winner at a great price.
(Posted on 6/20/2011)
This wild rice is both part of my emergency food supply and my regular pantry. My favorite way to use it is to add it into a an organic wild rice pilaf I already buy in bulk. It dramatically extends the pilaf, making it much more filling, satisfying, economical, while raising the quality of my meals. Recently I started adding a couple of scoops of the pilaf to my lunch salads, making them so much more filling and savory, especially with my creamy yogurt dressing. So good! Another favorite is to slice slivers of steak onto the pilaf, sprinkle with gorgonzola cheese, and drizzle with sherry or balsamic vinegar. It's a blessing to be able to eat food of this quality.
(Posted on 5/24/2011)
I am making a concerted effort to purchase and prepare organic foods. Yes, there is a price difference -- and it is justified. The Canadian Organic Wild Rice is excellent -- as a recipe component or simply on its own. Texture and taste are far superior to varieties commonly available in retail outlets. A common remark made by people enjoying this wild rice for the first time is "I never knew wild rice tasted this good!".
(Posted on 2/24/2011)
I just happened to find North Bay Trading Co. during an internet search for wild rice. Thank you for providing me with the highest quality wild rice on the market. I'm hooked, been using it with every meal. As my cardiologist requested. As a side dish I love it with white truffle oil and a dash of chipoltle sauce. I'll call when I need more!! Thanks, Bob
(Posted on 1/20/2011)
Very Happy with the Canadian Organic Wild Rice. I cook up a large batch, freeze small portions, bring them out - thaw them and add them to our nightly salad. The rice adds flavor, texture and excellent nutrition. A very good unadulterated food. We feel very well served by The North Bay Trading Co. Good product; good people to do business with.
(Posted on 1/6/2011)
This is the best wild rice I've ever had. The texture is perfect and the taste amazing. I will definitely be ordering more.
(Posted on 12/29/2010)
We prepare this wild rice with slivered Almonds, craisins, and mushrooms and bake (with chicken bullion) as the liquid, for an hour and a half, and serve with large chicken breasts (airline breasts). Also, a variation is to put
the chicken on top of the rice for the last 45 min to hr. Thanks for all your wonderful products!
(Posted on 12/20/2010)
I just finished a 10 pound bag. I used to buy wild rice in northern Canada and was amazed by the quality of the rice from North Bay which is just as superior! I tried one previous internet site sometime ago and the wild rice was clearly inferior, small and dusty. The secret to a successful business is simple. Sell a superior product at a reasonable price. Well done!
(Posted on 12/7/2010)
I am so happy with my wild rice, the shipping methods, packaging, prices, and the receipt in an envelope, that just dooes not happen with other companies. For all this thank you!! We will be ordering again and send all these good things to our family and friends.
(Posted on 12/6/2010)
This is the best wild rice we have found in a very long time. Not only is the product superior, so is the service. One day after I ordered, I received an email with a Fedex tracking number, and received my order 5 or 6 days later. The last wild rice we ordered was not as good and a lot more expensive. We order 5 lbs. or more at least once a year and will definitely reorder from North Bay Trading.
The package instructions say that 1 1/2 cups of wild rice makes 4 generous servings (Ican't imagine the size of the servings). For us 1/2 cup rice makes at least 4 generous servings. Be careful to not overcook--I did and it was still wonderful.
(Posted on 11/29/2010)
Let me first say that I know a lot about wild rice. I chided my wife soon after we were married when she came home from the supermarket one day with "cultivated" wild rice. I refuse to eat the stuff, it's like eating wood. I will only eat wild rice harvested from lakes. I haven't ordered the Canadian Organic off the internet but they do carry it at the local supermarket, albeit only in 1lb packages. I probably go through 3 lbs a month.
One of the other reviews stated that "not all wild rice is created equal", did you know that this is absolutely true? No two bodies of water produce the same strain of wild rice. In Minnesota, where I live, there are over 10,000 known strains of wild rice, each one particular to the body of water it comes from. Some have long narrow grains that only grow in 2 - 4 ft of water. Others may be the same size but only grow in 5 - 6 feet of water. Yet others are short and fat, darker or lighter, etc, etc, etc. You get the idea. This is why it's almost impossible to "cultivate" wild rice. You can't just throw a bunch of seed in a rice patty and expect to get the same product.
Since different strains have various sizes and shapes it stands to reason that they all have slight differences in taste and texture as well. Honestly, Canadian Organic has found a good one. Quite possibly the best I've ever tried.
Expect a bulk order from me very soon.
If you're someone just reading reviews looking for some wild rice to buy, take notice that nobody here has given this product less than 5 stars....
(Posted on 11/18/2010)
I eat your organic wild rice almost daily. It is delicious, filling, and healthy. Thanks for providing such a high quality product.
(Posted on 9/21/2010)
Greggar--I just wanted to let you know that you have wonderful customer service. I placed my first order for wild rice and had to speak to customer service about the order. The customer service was very friendly and helpful.
(Posted on 9/17/2010)
I have cooked with wild rice for years, but have never had such a high quality product. The kernels are huge, with lots of bran - requires a longer cook time - but phenomenal flavour. I've been spoiled now and will never buy any other wild rice.....
(Posted on 8/31/2010)
Have been doing business with these guys for 5 years at least. The Canadian Organic is the best we've ever found anywhere, their service and attention to taking care of their customers is uncommonly excellent. We buy lots of this for ourselves, buy this wild rice for gifts and everybody raves about it! For a real treat, try the 32 Bean 8 Veg Soup. Thanks to Greggar and all at North Bay Trading!
(Posted on 8/13/2010)
This is the best wild rice I have ever had and will purchase it forever from North Bay Trading Company because they are just so wonderful. I have never been disappointed and the quality of the rice is always superior. Once you try this rice, you will never buy another wild rice. Thank you North Bay Trading Company for being so pleasant to do business with and for your exceptional quality rice. Rita
(Posted on 7/9/2010)
Our family so enjoys the wild rice from NorthBayTrading. The quality is outstanding compared to others in the marketplace. We use it in soups, salads, and our favorite is baked with fresh mushrooms.
(Posted on 4/26/2010)
This is the first time we've ever eaten organic wild rice and we will never go back to the "store brands". The recipes we made so far were the soup and the waffles. The flavor and texture are amazing! Thank you for the prompt delivery. We will be ordering again soon.
(Posted on 4/10/2010)
In many years of ordering wild rice, this Canadian is the best we have ever had. Large grains and wonderful flavor. You can't go wrong with the 5-lb bag of this wild rice!
(Posted on 3/28/2010)
The Canadian organic wild rice is the best, with its long, perfect grains and its wonderful flavor. It's perfect for dishes such as stroganoff and rice and mushroom casseroles. One cannot find wild rice of this quality in the local grocery store, so a one-pound package makes a great hostess gift for friends who like to cook.
(Posted on 2/18/2010)
Canadian wild rice, splendid, hearty, rich backbone of a meal. Thanks for making this available!
(Posted on 2/2/2010)
First I would like to say I am new to wild rice. Because I am new I bought 2 lbs. from 3 different companies, You are one of them . I want you to know that your company put the other two to shame. First I was impressed with the packaging. The other two simply put the wild rice bags in a bubble envelope. Second was the presentation of your package(GREAT). Last was the wild rice it self. After seeing yours I feel the Other two companies ripped me off. One of the other companies wild rice was all over the inside of the bubble envelope because their package broke open. I will be buying from you only. Thanks for caring what the customer receives.
(Posted on 1/29/2010)
I have eaten wild rice since the 50's & this Canadian Organic is simply the best. Actually, we like all Wild Rice but when we want the best, we know what to order and from whom. Your quality we can count on. We'll be back! Thanks
(Posted on 12/25/2009)
This Canadian Organic Wild Rice is deliciously fresh by itself, but makes a nutty, chewy addition to soup and casseroles. I like it with broth, Mrs. Dash, fresh sage, and sour cream for a rich soup.
(Posted on 12/16/2009)
I am extremely particular about wild rice, as I am about all gourmet foods. I want real "wild" rice and have found it at North Bay. I was buying it directly from the Ojibway Indians, but your quality and flavor is unequaled! I cook a lot of game dishes and serve almost all of them with your Organic Canadian Wild Rice. Again, it is the best I have found in 30 years of searching.
(Posted on 11/4/2009)
I'm a wild rice addict. I grew up on wild rice, having my childhood in Minnesota. I'm 55 years old and I think I've had EVERY brand of wild rice to be found! I'm quite persnickety about my wild rice and have bought it in all manner of grocery stores, upscale markets, and Internet sources. This is IT. This is the BEST wild rice you'll find.
It has a great texture, a wonderful flavor - sometimes I cook it until it's almost soft, other times, I leave it just a little firm... almost crunchy. It's good with everything.
I always have some cooked and in the refrigerator ready to use/eat. I like to toss a handful in salad, soup, even mix it with penne. It's great with any protein - wilt some spinach, sprinkle this rice (cooked) on it, and top it with a nice piece of salmon. Yum!
We mix it with roasted vegetables, sprinkle it on mashed potatoes, and put it into our scrambled eggs. Pretty much anything that isn't dessert is better with this wild rice.
It is higher in protein and lower in simple carbohydrates than any other kind of rice - wild rice is the best nutrition in rice you'll ever find. And this wild rice - the organic Canadian is absolutely the BEST wild rice I've ever had.
You can mix it with other rice, but we find that we love this rice so much, it's all we want to eat! Also, it makes a SPLENDID gift - we make up little gift bags and North Bay Trading will give you little cards to include that give information about the rice and have cooking instructions. It's an exceptional gift - no matter whom you give it to, NO ONE will be giving them the same gift! It's a very unique gift that will be greatly appreciated.
We buy 20 pounds at a time. It keeps for a long time.
(Posted on 10/11/2009)
This is the most delicious wild I have ever eaten. The flavor is outstanding and grains are the longest I have ever found. I didn't realize quite how wonderful it is until I tasted other brands. It has been a favorite with my family for many years. Nothing else equals it, and It is well worth the price.
(Posted on 9/26/2009)
Ordered the 5lb bag awhile back and finally decided we had to eat less of it as we were afraid we'd go through the whole bag too fast! Taste is fantastic and grain size is larger than I ever expected! We love it! Get some, treat yourself to a rare treat!
(Posted on 9/22/2009)
hi, I love your organic Canadian wild rice!! the taste is super! Also really like the wild rice soup. Thanks
(Posted on 8/28/2009)
Not all wild rice is created equal. This is the absolute best wild rice I've ever had.
(Posted on 8/27/2009)
Easy to Prepare
- Wash with cold water and then drain.
- Bring 1 part wild rice and 3 parts water to a boil.
- Then cover and strong simmer for about 45 minutes.
- Drain or let the water steam off for the last few minutes of cooking.
- Do not over cook. For the full flavor and chewy texture of this wild rice, stop cooking when the rice looks like an opened hot dog bun — not exploded like popcorn.
- Serve piping hot, perhaps with butter, salt, and pepper.
Freezes well. Cooked wild rice may be frozen and then reheated.
Yield — Canadian lake wild rice expands 3-4 times when cooked. Use 1.5 cups (about 1/3 pound) of uncooked rice to make 4 generous portions.
Storage — Best if used within 24 months of purchase. Store tightly sealed in a clean, dry place.
Serv.Size 2.5 tbsp (30g)
Fat Cal. 3
*Percent Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet.
|Total Fat 0.3g||1%||Total Carb. 24g||8%|
|Sat. Fat 0g||0%||Fiber 2g||8%|
|Trans. Fat 0g||Sugars 0g|
|Cholest. 0mg||0%||Protein 5g|
|Vitamin A 0% • Vitamin C 0% • Calcium 0% • Iron 3%|
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