Wild Rice

Wild Rice

A multi-generational family farm and ranch, Alturas Ranches is beautifully situated in Northern California, surrounded by preserved wildlife habitat.

Alturas Ranches’ primary focus is on the health of the land, thus producing wild rice of high quality. They have established, converted and continue to develop vast fields of conventionally farmed ground into organic farmland.

Wild rice is the seed of a semi-aquatic grass that’s native to North America. The black grains are long and slender, and cook to a chewy texture with a pronounced nutty, earthy flavor.

What is it?

Sandhill Wild Rice and Sandhill Organic Wild Rice is not an actual rice, but an aquatic grass, harvested for its grain-like seed. It can be used as a substitute for white rice, brown rice or steel cuts oats with more nutrients.

What does it taste like?

It has a robust nutty flavor and rich texture. It has 7g of protein and USDA Study Nutritional Review found wild rice to have a higher protein value than white rice, some other grains and also contains more lysine and methionine!

How do I cook it?

Wild rice is not actually rice, and therefore does not cook like regular rice. Instead, boil it in plenty of water just like you would pasta. When it’s done to your liking, drain any excess water.

How do I serve it?

Sandhill Organic Wild Rice is great for all meals. Serve it warm or cold, with your favorite fruits, nuts or milk for a delicious nutritious breakfast or snack. Replace the oats in your cookie, pancake or bread recipes. Stir in to your favorite soups and stews. It is a great side for meats, seafood or wild game.


Keep dry wild rice in an airtight container in a dark, cool spot like a pantry or cupboard. This ingredient will keep for years as long as it doesn’t get wet. Store cooked wild rice in a closed container in the fridge for up to a week. Freeze cooked wild rice in an airtight container for up to six months.