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Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page! We understand that you may have some questions about our wild rice products, and we’re here to help answer them. Here are some of the most common questions we receive:
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Wild Rice is a semi-aquatic grass indigenous to the Northwestern regions of Canada. It grows in pristine freshwater lakes and streams where the environment nurtures its unique needs. The grass produces a nutritious and delicious tasting rice that is rich with both protein and fiber.
Our wild rice is certified organic by the Trans-Canada Organic Certification Services (TCO Certified). This ensures that our rice is grown, harvested AND processed in compliance with Canadian organic certification standards.
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Wild Rice is harvested from the shallows of fresh water lakes and streams using specifically designed airboats. The airboat travels approximately 16km/hour allowing mature rice kernels to fall into a large tray called a speedhead mounted on the front of the boat. Once the speedhead is full, the rice is dumped and bagged so it can be transported to the plant or nearest buying station.

Once at the plant the wild rice is dumped out of the transport bags and cured in the yard for a few days prior to entering for processing. Once in the plant the wild rice is parched, hulled, cleaned, sorted, graded and finally the finished product is bagged.

Wild Rice can be cooked just like any other rice on the shelf! Once cooked it is the perfect pairing for any dinner, lunch and even breakfast. See our ‘blog’ page for some of our favourite recipes!
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Origins Wild Rice Co. currently sells wild rice wholesale to large food distributors, restaurateurs and local businesses. If you’re interested in purchasing please reach out to us via our contact page and we’d be happy to send some samples your way!

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Discover the Authentic Taste of Canadian Wild Rice

Contact us today to learn more about our products and our commitment to sustainability. Our knowledgeable team is here to answer any questions you may have and to help you choose the perfect wild rice blend for your needs. With Origins Wild Rice Co., you can trust that you’re getting a premium, authentic product that’s sustainably harvested and proudly Canadian.
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Prized for its appealing nutty flavour, and picked at the peak of maturity, Origins’ Wild Rice is cured naturally, then roasted to give the best possible rich nutty flavour.



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