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Industry West Magazine Summer 2022 – NWC Business Profile

Industry West Magazine is based in Regina and is a business magazine filled with meaningful, timely news, advice, and information for Saskatchewan's business community. Industry West is published quarterly and we're fortunate enough to have a business profile featured in the Summer 2022 edition! Check it out here: Growing prosperity and food. NWC Wild Rice is bringing Saskatchewan’s bounty to your table. There might not be ...
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Industry West Magazine Summer 2022 – NWC Business Profile2022-09-13T15:28:14-06:00

Wild Rice, Kale and Apple Salad Recipe

Wild Rice, Kale and Apple Salad byMetis Chef and Culinary Consultant Jenni Lessard Yield 6-8 servings. This salad is bursting with apples in three forms and makes a great accompaniment to an Easter dinner. Wild rice adds nutrition and texture (not to mention flavour)! Ingredients For the Salad: 1 ½ cups wild rice, uncooked 6 cups water ½ cup red onion, diced 1 large bunch kale 1 Tbsp ginger root, minced ½ ...
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Wild Rice, Kale and Apple Salad Recipe2022-04-12T14:50:16-06:00

Wild Rice and Cocoa Skillet Cake Recipe

Wild Rice and Cocoa Skillet Cake Recipe by Chef Jenni Lessard What's not to love about a decadent tasting, easy to whip up cake with the goodness of wild rice baked right in? Apple sauce replaces part of the sugar for a sweet, but not too sweet, Valentine treat!   For the Cake: ½ cup cocoa powder ½ cup unsweetened chocolate chips 2 cups flour ½ tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon 1 ...
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Wild Rice and Cocoa Skillet Cake Recipe2022-04-21T16:54:16-06:00

Meet our Harvester Dennis Favel

My history in wild rice is, well, my Dad started the wild rice business back in probably late 70s, early 80s.  He started farming wild rice, he started off with ten bags.  He got them from a promotion for people who wanted to get into wild rice and people were given a chance to do that, and got about ten bags of rice to seed each. That’s how it got all ...
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Meet our Harvester Dennis Favel2021-05-06T15:57:37-06:00

Wild Rice Flour and Cocoa Angel Food Cake with Lemon Curd Recipe

Wild Rice Flour and Cocoa Angel Food Cake with Lemon Curd by Chef Jenni Lessard  My sister’s birthday is at the end of March. She always requested angel food cake as a kid. We can’t get together for her special day due to Covid but I made this anyway to celebrate her! This version is a slightly crunchy, nutty but still airy, wheat free cake. The egg yolks are used in ...
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Wild Rice Flour and Cocoa Angel Food Cake with Lemon Curd Recipe2021-11-09T14:41:36-06:00

Pickerel, Wild Rice and Chanterelle Cakes with Tomato Wild Blueberry Sauce Recipe

Pickerel, Wild Rice and Chanterelle Cakes with Tomato Wild Blueberry Sauce by Chef Jenni Lessard  My Mom used to make these for supper. Simple and nourishing, they’re a great way to use up leftover cooked fish. The wild rice adds wonderful flavour and texture. They can be served alone but I like the tangy flavour and brilliant colour of this sauce, which is also perfect with pasta! Labrador tea grows in ...
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Pickerel, Wild Rice and Chanterelle Cakes with Tomato Wild Blueberry Sauce Recipe2021-03-19T13:48:41-06:00

Wild Rice, Cranberry and Brie Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Rosehip Cream Sauce Recipe

Wild Rice, Cranberry and Brie Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Rosehip Cream Sauce by Chef Jenni Lessard At this time of year, my supply of berries is dwindling and I’m longing to be out picking again! One crop that can still be harvested at winter’s end is rosehips. You’ll often find me knee deep in snow, gathering these beautiful reddish orange gems that are packed with Vitamin C.  Their muted, delicate flavour ...
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Wild Rice, Cranberry and Brie Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Rosehip Cream Sauce Recipe2021-03-15T10:49:25-06:00

Wild Rice Mushroom Soup Recipe

Wild Rice Mushroom Soup by Chef Jenni Lessard  I love using broken rice in my soups and stews. It cooks quickly and its size pairs well with the chopped mushrooms in this recipe. To hold onto the nutrition, nutty aroma and rich colour of the cooking liquid, I put a few large pieces of vegetables in the cooking pot to create an aromatic broth. To make it extra special, top with puffed ...
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Wild Rice Mushroom Soup Recipe2021-11-09T14:37:40-06:00

Meet Chef Jenni Lessard

Hi! I’m Jenni. I grew up north of La Ronge, Sask. at Lamp Lake. My first food business was a hamburger stand called Flight Delight two friends and I started at the La Ronge Airport when we were 14. We borrowed a trailer from the Kikinahk Friendship Centre and served burgers, chips, and drinks to people coming and going from all over the north. I guess today that would be called ...
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Meet Chef Jenni Lessard2021-02-25T14:49:55-06:00

Wild Rice Brittle Recipe

NWC Wild Rice is proud to collaborate with Chef Jenni Lessard.  She’s a well-known and award-winning Métis chef, entrepreneur, innovator, and teacher.  We’re grateful she has created this unique sweet recipe to share with you.    This wild rice brittle is perfect for doorstep delivery, to show your love in pandemic times, or to keep all to yourself!  Instructions:  Wild Rice Brittle  Ingredients:  2 cups granulated (white) sugar  ½ cup light corn syrup  ½ cup ...
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Wild Rice Brittle Recipe2021-01-18T15:11:03-06:00
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