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Wild Rice is gathered by Native Americans who pole their canoes through the rice stalks and gently tapping the heads with long, smooth flailing sticks to knock the mature seeds into the bottom of the boat. This is know as hand or lake harvesting. For more information, visit www.gourmethouserice.com.
A Japanese family name, meaning "original rice paddy"
This is a typical Southern style dish consisting of ham, black-eyed peas, and rice, traditionally served on the first day of the New Year to bring good luck.
Also, know as Agua Fresca. This is a refreshing rice-based drink made from ground up rice and sugar. Horchata is available in a variety of flavors; the most popular flavors include: cinnamon and strawberry. See Rice Milk.
The outer covering or husk layer that encloses the rice kernel.