With its distinctive appearance and flavor, wild rice is one of the more popular gourmét foods.
We must give full credit for this delectable treat to the Indians, especially the Chippewa and the Ojibway.
These Midwestern tribes who used wild rice as a staple food.
They valued it so highly that they waged tribal wars for control of Minnesota’s lakes in which the wild rice grew.
The Chippewa name for wild rice is manonim, which means good berry.