Despite its name, wild rice is not rice at all. Although it is the seed of an aquatic grass like rice, it’s not directly related to it. This grass grows naturally in shallow freshwater marshes and along the shores of streams and lakes.
Wild rice is a whole grain that has been growing in popularity in recent years. It’s very nutritious and believed to offer numerous health benefits.
Though research is limited, a few studies have shown great promise.
This article tells you everything you need to know about wild rice.
A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving of cooked wild rice provides (1):
Carbs: 21 grams
Protein: 4 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Vitamin B6: 7% of the Daily Value (DV)
Folate: 6% of the DV
Magnesium: 8% of the DV
Phosphorus: 8% of the DV
Zinc: 9% of the DV
Copper: 6% of the DV
Manganese: 14% of the DV