Like whole wheat, rye, and brown rice, wild rice is in the category of whole grains. Just like fruits and vegetables, they contain antioxidants and plant foods that help prevent diseases. It is rich in whole grains, thanks to which it helps to lower LDL cholesterol. It is rich in minerals such as iron, selenium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, and vitamin B6. It contains 2 times more iron than white rice. It can be included in the diet of people suffering from iron deficiency with 14 grams of protein in 100 grams of uncooked rice and wild rice contains almost twice as much protein as white or brown rice, while there is little difference in calorie content. The cooking time is longer than classic rice, 3-4 measures of water are needed for one measure of rice and it takes about 40 minutes to cook. Uses: For pilafs, soups, salads, desserts