Wild Rice isn't really rice at all, but a long-grain marsh grass that is native to the United States. It has a pleasant nutty flavor and chewy texture that makes a wholesome and delicious addition to your table. Our Quick Cooking Wild Rice isn't pre-cooked like some varieties in the marketplace. Instead the kernels are scratched on the surface, resulting in a much faster cooking time. Quick and simple to prepare, it makes a delicious staple for any meal. Bob's Red Mill Wild Rice is a carefully selected from the finest variety in California. Wild rice has a higher proportion of protein than many other whole grains and delivers a good amount of fiber in each serving. Not much is known about the health benefits of wild rice, but it is a good source of iron and calcium which promote healthy bones. Wild rice contains a surprising amount of folate, an essential vitamin for cell growth that is particularly important to pregnant women and infants.