Corti Brothers

Ball Club Chippewa Wild Rice 12 oz

BALL CLUB WILD RICE is hand harvested by two people in a canoe sun, air dried, then processed by hand during the months of August and September, the 3-4 week window for harvesting genuine wild rice (Zyzania aquatica) in Minnesota. BALL CLUB WILD RICE is a pale khaki brown color, the NATURAL color of wild rice. It is very different from the very hard, black wild rice normally seen on the market and whose black color comes from the parching of the seed.

Since Ball Club wild rice has just been harvested, it does not need to be soaked before cooking and will take about ½ hour to cook rather than the hour or more that the black form takes. It is delicate, yet intensely scented. If you have never enjoyed this kind of wild rice, Ball Club is a revelation. It makes a delicious and very North American addition to turkey or with game fowl. Once cooked, it is very handy to keep in the refrigerator, just to be re-steamed, and served with grilled or roasted beef, pork, or lamb as an alternative to potatoes or other starch.

Known as MAH-NO-MEN in the Anishinabe language, wild rice is a cultural staple, medium of exchange, and food delicacy. Traditionally harvested from wild growing plants, this is a far cry from the black, machine harvested, paddy grown “wild rice” normally found in commerce. The black wild rice has a following in Italy. They would be amazed if they had this quality.

Due to Covid 19 and the increased demand of the Holidays, there will likely be delays in filling and shipping orders. There may be periods where we will not accept phone orders and/or online sandwich orders due to extremely high volume. Thank you for
your patience!

Store Hours:

Mon-Sat: 9 AM - 7 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 6 PM

***Holiday Hours***
December 24th 9am - 6pm
December 25th *CLOSED*
December 26th *CLOSED*

December 31st 9am - 7pm
January 1st *CLOSED*
January 2nd *CLOSED*

5810 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95819 916-736-3800

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