There are 3 kinds of Wild Rice that are native to North America.
It doesn't look or taste like the familiar white and brown rice that we all recognize.
This wild rice is dark brown and black and is very long.
I have never had it by itself, it has always been mixed in with the white rice.
It has a very unique and rather strong flavor - perhaps that is why it is mixed with the white.
It is high in protein and fiber and it contains no gluten.
This rice is rather expensive, so if you get a chance to try it, do yourself a favor and enjoy it's unique flavor.