Wild Rice, Minnesota's state grain, is actually not rice at all. It's a water-grass seed, growing in lakes and rivers throughout much of the state. It is much more nutritious than other rice, as it has a high protein and fiber content, along with vitamin B, manganese, and zinc. It is harvested in the early fall, then parched (giving it its dark color and nutty flavor) prior to being sold. Try adding wild rice to soups and stews, or serving in place of other rice.