Wild Rice

This healthful native Minnesota wild grass seed, actually not related to rice at all, is a great source of the complex carbohydrates that give us that long-term energy we need for any outdoor activity.  Also loaded with important vitamins and minerals, it has only one down side - it takes time to cook.  Here’s what we do:  Cook up a batch at home, strain,  dump on a cookie sheet, and dehydrate in the oven (on the lowest setting), stirring every few hours until completely dry.  It rehydrates much faster than it cooks, and is great as a  compliment to many camp meals, as an addition to soups and stews, or as a meal on its own at breakfast (with brown sugar or honey).