This gift set includes:
• One 24 oz. bag of Wild Rice Pancake Mix*
Ingredients: wild rice flour, unbleached wheat flour, enriched bleached wheat flour, aluminum free baking powder (Mono Calcium phosphate, baking soda, corn starch) salt
• One 12 oz. bottle of Red Lake Nation Chokecherry Syrup
Ingredients: Wild chokecherry juice, sugar, citric acid, pectin
*Wild rice has been a staple of Native American diets for more than 10,000 years. Manoomin – Ojibwe for “good seed” – is packed with fiber and protein and typically packs 130 calories per cup, cooked. Wild rice grows in the Great Lakes area and is considered a gift from the spirits and is included in nearly every Ojibwe ceremony. In the past, battles were fought over access to wild rice, because it could sustain Tribes through cold Northern winters.
Wild rice is a versatile grain with many uses. It can stand alone as a side dish, but can also be used as a substitute for grain in many dishes. Wild rice is often used in batter for muffins, waffles and pancakes to add texture and flavor. It can also be pureed and mixed with fruit preserves as a delicious treat or sweet topping.