The light color of this wild rice along with its elusive nature in the wild reflects its name "Ghost Wild Rice" Ghost wild rice it known for its untamed nutty flavor that only nature can establish over time. You will find that our Ghost wild rice will cook in 2-3 minutes faster than our gourmet wild rice and results in a moister chewy grain. If you're looking for the exquisiteness that nature offers us from time to time you will love this wild rice. BINESHII Northern Minnesota wild rice is Native American hand harvested the old way, in a canoe. This traditional gathering rite has been used by our ancestors for generations. Please don't confuse this with paddy grown "wild rice"! They look and taste completely different! The much darker (often black) paddy rice is machine planted and machine harvested, resulting in a bland tasting rice that may take up to 3 times longer to cook and yields a lot less per pound. Many rice paddys are sprayed with herbicides. Our hand harvested wild rice grows naturally in the lakes and river beds on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation. This mouth watering nutty taste cannot be compared to the mass produced paddy rice. This wild rice was wood parched using cedar wood. By using this method versus propane (which drys the rice) our wild rice is left more moist, resulting in a fluffier, more flavorful, faster cooking rice. We do not mix are batches of wild rice! All the rice you recieve will come from the same lake or river bed. This insures even cooking and quality taste. The lighter color of wild rice indicates the best quality rice. Wild rice will keep forever if stored in a dry place. Cooking directions and recipes uncluded with every order. BINESHII harvesting wild rice seasonally for over 40 years. BINESHII WE KNOW WILD RICE!