There are more than 40,000 varieties of rice out there, which makes it hard to figure out which type is best. Well, don’t stress over these starchy staples – we’re here to help.
The only grain native to North America, this is actually an aquatic grass. It’s often sold mixed with long-grain white rice. This rice is gluten-free (like most rice) and high in fiber and protein. Wild rice is low in fat and great in stuffings, soups, pilafs, or anything that needs some extra substance and taste. Tender crab meat melds nicely with wild rice in the recipe below.