Wild Man Ricing ~Giveaway!

I’ve always loved rice. And I’ve always loved wild rice. Funny how it got the name wild rice when it’s actually not at all rice – it’s grass seed! Ah well, I still enjoy it! Anyway, since I love wild rice, I always keep my eye out for any companies that are selling it, because they’re almost always local to where the rice is grown. I’ve even seen signs at gas stations in more remote areas advertising bags of wild rice!

Today, I’m going to tell you about a company that won’t require you to head to remote gas station. Nor will it require you to start growing your own wild rice. (You know how we joke about growing rice in the wet years? Wild rice is grown in water as well!) The company is called Wild Man Ricing and is based out of Manitoba!  That’s what you call #GrownInCanada!

This wild rice is not cultivated, but is truly “wild” and has never had pesticides or fertilizers used on it. While rice is the base for all the products sold at Wild Man Ricing, they have come up with three different products that all use the rice. First up is the wild rice – just rice. Mmmmm-good! I always figure wild rice is best mixed with a white rice like Jasmine – combining those two flavors of rice have always made for a great mix in my world! You can order rice in three different sizes – 1 lb, 25 lb or 50 lb! Wowzers! It would take me ages to use up a 50 lb bag – but the good news is that hopefully that means there are restaurants and such out there that are adding wholesome wild rice to their dishes!

Next up is a brand new product, wild rice flour! This is a gluten-free flour that will definitely add a different flavor to your dishes. Given that I have some family that has to be gluten-free, I’m so glad that there are different GF options out there now! Their price is 1 lb for $5.

Lastly, but definitely not leastly, is the Wild Man Ricing Soup Mixes! There are four different soup mixes, each in 1 lb bags. There is the 32 Bean and Vegetable Soup Mix. The Spicy Northern Vegetable Soup. This one contains some jalapenos and green chilis to add some heat! Then there’s the Wild Rice 8 Vegetable Mix and lastly the Wild Rice Pasta and 8 Vegetable Soup Mix. The last two are the only two that contain the wild rice – and the last one actually has a Manitoba-made rice orzo pasta in it! I’ve really enjoyed these soup mixes. Yes, a 1 lb bag might sound like a pretty hefty size. However, I’m all about making food so we have leftovers – my husband usually takes leftovers for his lunches at work, and I love having some containers of homemade soup in the freezer for days when I don’t know what to have for supper or for the middle of winter when I really just want soup and don’t want to make it! I love the fact that I can do a full pot of soup with one package! Also, I don’t know if you remember the Instant Pot? Seriously, it’s your best friend when it comes to making soups with beans and such in it! I love that I can toss everything in and walk away, coming back later to a delicious soup!

Oh, and just for interest’s sake, you should check out the Video page on the Wild Man Ricing website! They have a video up about harvesting the rice! There’s also an article published in the Winnipeg Free Press about Tony and Rick Atkins, the owners of Wild Man Ricing! It’s very interesting as it has a fair bit about the history of wild rice in MB – who knew it was actually seeded by the government back in the day!?

I’ve been totally enjoying the products that Wild Man Ricing sent our way. If you’d like to try them for yourself, you can order any of the products I mentioned on their website! I find their prices to be very reasonable. They’ve also been working to get their products into more stores, so keep your eyes peeled, you just might find them locally!

WIN SOME!

Wild Man Ricing would like to introduce SIX of our readers to their product! Each winner will get one bag of wild rice and their choice of one of the four soup mixes! Sounds delicious to me! Please use the entry form below to enter, open to Canadians only, contest closes on July 11, 2017!

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Comments

  1. Yes, it’s great.

  2. Yes, I’ve tried it and I love the taste.

  3. Janet M says:

    I learned that Certified Organic refers to the fact that their rice has been audited by an independent certifying agent.

  4. I have tried it before and I absolutely love it.

  5. Lynda Cook says:

    Yes I have had wild rice and like it very much!

  6. I love wild rice, but don’t buy it enough

  7. kathy downey says:

    I learned that shopping with Wild Man Ricing, I’m purchasing the freshest rice in the Canadian market!

  8. kathy downey says:

    Yes i have tried wild rice and i enjoyed it.

  9. Allie f says:

    I didn’t know it’s certified Organic! Wonderful!

  10. Allie f says:

    I’ve tried wild rice and love it!

  11. Francine says:

    It is grown from Manitoba to Central Quebec

  12. Carole D says:

    I learned that I’m purchasing the freshest rice in the Canadian market when shopping at Wild Man Ricing.

  13. Carole D says:

    I had wild rice before and loved it!

  14. Donna L. says:

    I haven’t tried it yet.

  15. I’ve tried a mix of wild and brown rice and loved it.

  16. It’s Organic!

  17. wobbles13 says:

    Tried it not too fond of it. Willing to try again with better quality rice!

  18. I learned that preparation is very simple, unlike traditional rice, which requires precise measurements and water ratios.

  19. Judy Cowan says:

    I learned that wild rice is high in protein, didn’t know that.

  20. Judy Cowan says:

    I have tried it in a soup that I have had and it was good.

  21. Shirleyp says:

    The wild rice crop in pristine Northern Manitoba lakes without using pesticides or fertilizers.

  22. Shirleyp says:

    Yes I have had wild rice before and I liked it

  23. I learned that wild rice can be prepared with water or stock and simmered over low heat for 40 to 60 minutes!

  24. Jennifer L. says:

    I learned that is high in omega-3 fatty acids.

  25. Jennifer L. says:

    I’ve had wild rice many times. I really like it.

  26. Florence Cochrane says:

    I learned that the rice is grown in grown naturally without using hybrids that have been engineered for high yields,

  27. Dianne G. says:

    I learned that the wild rice is grown in natural bodies of water as opposed to being cultivated or paddy-grown and that they do not use fertilizers.

  28. Dianne G. says:

    We do eat wild rice and enjoy the flavour of it.

  29. I’ve had wild rice before, and really enjoyed it!

  30. never tried this like too tho

  31. Silvia D says:

    i learned that..It is high in antioxidants that neutralize free radicals

  32. I use wild rice quite often, it is pretty good but a little different in preparation in comparison to other types of rice.

  33. Doris Humber says:

    I learned that it’s Organic.

  34. Karen E. Hill says:

    I learned that wilds rice is really grass seed! Who knew!

  35. Karen E. Hill says:

    Yes I have eaten wild rice before and love it!

  36. Karla Sceviour says:

    i`ve never had wild rice,I dont think!

  37. love wild rice. it adds such great, different flavour. thanks

  38. Christy E says:

    I have had wild rice before and yes I really like it!

  39. I have had wild rice. I really liked it. I also sometimes mix it with regular rice.

  40. Linda G says:

    I enjoy wild rice blended with long grain rice. It’s super tasty and grown right here in the heart of Canada.

  41. Wendy Jensen says:

    I learned that organically grown wild rice is grown in Canada’s pristine northern lakes

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