As you may know (if not, I am going to surprise you...), wild rice is not actually rice! It is the seed of a grass, but it looks and cooks much like rice. It has a sweeter taste and has a nice chewy bite when cooked properly. Another cool thing about wild rice is the dark black color to them. This black hue is crated by the phytonutrients (antioxidents) encased in this grain. A good rule of thumb is typically, "the darker the whole food, the richer in antioxidents and phytonutrients that food is".
Now, you may be thinking, what's with the post on rice; that is not even rice?... Well, that's what I had for breakfast this morning!