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Inspired by tradition


Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Natural Wild Rice

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Inspired by tradition


Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Natural Wild Rice

 

Natural wild rice from the pristine lakes and rivers of northern minnesota

Leech Lake Wild Rice provides the highest quality Wild Rice products with great respect and care to Tribal traditions and the environment.  We believe our Wild Rice is the best anywhere in the world because it is natural grown as nature intended.

Leech Lake Wild Rice is annually harvested by members of the Indigenous community.  The traditional harvest is taught from generation to generation.  It is a binding activity of culture, empowerment, and in the modern world - it provides economic sustainability.  These things ensure the harvest is conducted in such a way to respect and honor mother nature.

 

General consumers please use button above.

Please contact DRM, Twin Cities Office, or Duluth Office for your passcode.  (Passcodes are changed weekly)

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The Rice


Every grain of rice is meticulously hand harvested and traditionally processed to ensure quality, nutrition, and flavor with every bite.

Wild Rice Processing

The Rice


Every grain of rice is meticulously hand harvested and traditionally processed to ensure quality, nutrition, and flavor with every bite.

Wild Rice Processing

WE believe Our Wild Rice is the best, here's why:

Leech Lake Wild Rice provides naturally grown and hand harvested Wild Rice.  Our rice is harvested from the pristine lakes and rivers of Northern Minnesota.  No contaminant, pesticides, or any modern influences.  Just mother nature's love in every grain.

 

Know the Difference

Cultivated Paddy Rice

 

Naturally Grown Wild Rice

When finished, paddy rice is dark, tough, and requires upto 40-50 minutes of cooking time.  The rice is cultivated in a controlled growing environment where man made paddies are flooded each year.  Texture and flavor is considerably distinctive from its naturally grown counterparts.

 

Naturally grown Leech Lake Wild Rice has a colorful finish and requires only upto 10-15 minutes of cooking time.  Texture and flavor is highly favorable completely free of pesticides, chemicals, and other contaminants.  Leech Lake Wild Rice is the fruit of nature. 

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The Real Wild Rice


Non-Cultivated.  Naturally Grown.  Hand Harvested.  As Nature Intended.

The Real Wild Rice


Non-Cultivated.  Naturally Grown.  Hand Harvested.  As Nature Intended.

100% natural & organic

Health Conscious Consumers

Leech Lake Wild Rice is naturally grown in the pristine lakes and rivers of northern Minnesota and the Great Lakes area.  Leech Lake Wild Rice is considered to be one of the best in flavor, cleanliness, and overall quality.  Our rice is of superior quality over any cultivated rice (paddy) sold in stores today.   

The difference is our rice is based on the quality of the lakes, environment, and seasons.  These factors contribute to the flavors and quality of the rice.  Northern Minnesota and the Leech Lake Reservation is home to some of the healthiest lakes and rivers in the United States.

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Great Source of Nutrients

Leech Lake Wild Rice is rich in natural nutrients.  It is used as a food resource for the local Indigenous people of the Great Lakes for hundreds and thousand of years.  Leech Lake Wild Rice is rich in vitamins, clean starch, carbohydrates, and protein.  It is considered to be the next "super food" and we are excited to make available to general consumers. Don't be fooled by "paddy" and "mixed" rice, Leech Lake Wild Rice is authentic Wild Rice from the lakes and rivers to your kitchen table.

For ways to prepare wild rice, please visit the link below.

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Economic Sustainability

The natural crop is harvested annually with meticulous care to tradition and well being of the resource.  Each year, members of the indigenous community take part in carrying on the tradition by harvesting each grain by hand.

Leech Lake Wild Rice is a business venture to provide economic viability for tribal members of an impoverish and underrepresented communities.  Each year, the DRM injects over $200,000 to the local economy.  When you purchase Leech Lake Wild Rice, you are supporting the economic sustainability of Indigenous communities.

To learn more, please read our "Processing" page.