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Naosap Harvest's products are Healthy, Certified Organic and Non GMO Verified that are home grown and produced in CANADA!!!
I learned something that I had not known about rice in general. Did you know that wild rice is not rice at all but a grass?
My family tried Naosap Harvest's Certified Organic Wild Rice which is grown in the pristine isolated lakes of Northen Manitoba, CANADA by the family owned and operated company. I followed the easy simple to use directions provided by Naosap Harvest.
First, I have to say that we, being the traditional Uncle Ben's made in 5 minute rice consumers, I have to be honest, I wasn't quite sure what to make of this new and oh so unknown rice (at least to me). It was also a challenge for me to get the men in the family to try it. I am so proud of them. They are great sports and tasted this new dish just for me! ( I think they are becoming accustomed to being my "guinea pigs" hahaha)
My hubby being a meat and potatoes kinda guy (I swear one of these days he is going to turn into a potato!) was the hardest to get to try the rice. On a good day I often hear him call out "where's the potatoes"! Being the supportive half he is, in the end he tried it with little resistance. I of course incorporated meat & potatoes into his meal. For the first tasting we tried the rice plain with nothing added and no extra flavouring. I wanted to get the full flavour of the rice. I was, at first, comparing the rice to other rice I have eaten. I admit I was wrong in doing so. You cannot compare this to any other rice, especially rice that comes in a box and takes 5 minutes to cook!
I personally LOVED Naosap Harvest's Organic Wild Rice's flavour and texture. I found it very palatable and would most definitely add it to my meals again.
My hubby on the other hand. At first he wasn't quite sure what to make of it. "The texture, firmness, taste and the colour was all new to him. Although he did eat his full portion, still today he is not quite sure what to make of it. "It's not bad tasting, not awful, it is good!" There's just something about it that he just couldn't put his finger on or put into words. I replied that it is because it is healthy for him! He agreed that MUST be it! (hahaha)
My son was my second "victim" for my review. Ever since he was young he has always a been a huge rice fan and eats rice by the plate full. He of course loved it and devoured it (which was not a surprise to me)
The second tasting of the rice was a bit different. I slowly simmered it in a brand name herb and garlic soup mix, added finely chopped mushroom, a bit of carrot and asparagus (for colour and aesthetics). I was very pleased with the outcome and I must add that so was the hubby. He devoured it all. Even with the added flavouring I could still taste the essence of the rice which I loved. The flavour did not get overwhelmed by the added ingredients. I can see myself making a lot of dishes with this rice that the family will surely love.
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