Premium Pure Minnesota Hand Harvested Wood Parched Wild Rice. This is the truly wild rice that has been enjoyed in the Northwoods for centuries, it is hand harvested in the “Old Fashioned” way from the lakes and rivers of Northern Minnesota and, therefore, is in limited supply. After picking the rice at peak ripeness, it is wood parched, the hulls removed, and the chaff winnowed to produce the Wild Rice we all love. This rice cooks up to be very fluffy and tasty with a rich nutty flavor and cooks in only 15 - 25 minutes! As a general rule the lighter the color of the rice, the shorter the cooking time.