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Wild rice is not true rice. Both wild rice and true rice are seeds. These seeds come from grasses that grow in water. But wild rice does not come from the same kind of grass as true rice. It is called rice because it looks and cooks like true rice.

Chicken wild rice soup is creamy. It has similar ingredients to chicken noodle soup. There are many types of vegetables in the soup. People add carrots, onions, and celery. People enjoy eating this soup during cold months.

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Making Connections


Have you ever eaten wild rice? If so, what did it taste like? If not, would you like to try it?


Have you read other books about grains? How are those grains similar to wild rice? How are they different?


People boil wild rice to cook it. What other types of foods do people need to boil before eating?

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