- Wild rice expands 3-4 times its original size when cooked.
- Wild rice is the official state grain of Minnesota.
- Cultivated wild rice is grown in less than 1 foot of water, while traditional wild rice is grown in 2-4 feet of water.
- Wild rice can be popped just like popcorn. Heat it in a little oil and shake until it pops.
- Wild rice grows naturally in waterways in almost every state in the U.S. For example: Connecticut River Basin.