Organic Wild Rice
About the Farmer
Shoal Lake Wild Rice
The Ratuskis stick to the principles their forefathers built the company on: trust, loyalty, and the promise of providing the highest quality wild rice. Their great grandfather recognized a unique opportunity in wild rice in 1935, and ever since then, every generation of their family has contributed to this vision. As soon as children were old enough to start helping out, they would work alongside their cousins, uncles, aunts and grandparents to help with processing, roasting, and packing orders.
Shoal Lake Wild Rice is committed to ecological sustainability because they believe wild rice is a precious Canadian resource—with sole samples dating back thousands of years! Rather than using heavy machinery, they employ traditional agricultural methods, and also never use chemical inputs such as synthetic fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. They recognize Nature is a key player in their production as development of wild rice crops relies on the natural hydraulogy of the area. They believe in working with Nature as the harvest itself works to re-seed the next year’s harvest and benefits local wildlife, water fowl, and fish spawning. Because wild rice is a keystone species, those working with the crops are able to gauge the overall health of the ecosystem and ensure they are doing their best to conserve it.
As a company they are also dedicated to the economic sustainability of the northern communities they partner with. They have been able to provide an industry and jobs where not much else exists in the area, and value their relationships with local residents and First Nations groups. They have worked with locals for over 50 years—providing education on best practices and organic integrity—to secure certifications and manage crops to grow the wild rice industry. Through building these programs they hope to bring something to the table that is healthy, Canadian-grown, and exceptional in taste—all in a way that is sustainable for the Earth and for their community.
Serving Size: 1/4 cup (45 g)
Calories / Calories: 160
Fat / Lipide: 1 g2%
Saturated / saturés: 0.2 g1%
+ Trans / trans: 0 g
Cholesterol / Cholestérol: 0 mg
Sodium / Sodium: 5 mg0%
Carbohydrate / Glucides: 33 g11%
Fibre / Fibres: 2 g9%
Sugars / Sucres: 1 g
Protein / protéines: 5 g
Amount per Serving
Teneur par portion
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Vitamin A / Vitamine A: 2%
Vitamin C / Vitamine C: 0%
Calcium / Calcium: 0%
Iron / Fer: 0%
Ingredients: Organic wild rice
Product Status: Certified Organic
Organic Certifying Body: Pro-Cert
Country of Origin: Canada
Wild Rice Stuffing Recipe
1/3 C uncooked wild rice
2 Tbl butter
1/2 C celery, chopped
3 Tbl onion, chopped
1/4 C mushrooms, chopped
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp poultry seasoning
Dash of pepper
1. In a skillet, melt butter. Sauté celery, onion and mushrooms.
2. Add wild rice, salt, poultry seasoning and pepper (rubbed sage may be substituted for poultry seasoning).
3. Fill neck and body cavities of bird with stuffing just before roasting. Do not stuff bird ahead of time.
4. Makes about 1 ½ cups which is enough for a 4 lb bird.
1. Rinse 1 cup of wild rice thoroughly.
2. Bring 3 cups of water and a pinch of salt to a boil.
3. Add rice. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 40-45 minutes or until kernels puff open.
4. Uncover, fluff with a fork and simmer for 5 minutes. Drain off excess liquid.
Wild rice, despite its name, is actually not classified as a member of the rice family. It is indigenous to North America, and is actually a grass that produces grains. Nutritionally, it provides fibre, protein, carbohydrates, B vitamins, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium.