A beautiful day on the river.
Our daughter tries to navigate the river.
Once the raw rice is transported back to Cranberry Portage, we take it to the processing plant.
When organic wild rice is harvested, it contains 40 to 60 percent moisture, so it must go through a "curing" and "parching" process prior to final packaging. The parching process is essentially a drying process where the rice is dried to a water content of approximately 6 to 8 percent.
The wild rice is parched, dehulled, cleaned and sorted where you then get the finished product - wonderful, Canadian, lake grown, organic wild rice - nature's finest!