Black Rice Is NOT Wild Rice

Wild rice

There is sometimes confusion about black rice and wild rice; some people think they are one in the same. No, they are not.

Dr. Sebi spoke about this and even highlighted the fact that they are not the same. They are both black in colour but that is where the similarity ends. Wild rice is a natural species of grass, while black rice has been genetically produced.

black rice

The black rice, is of the Oryza sativa species and there are several versions of this rice due to the fact that it is an easily genetically modified rice. Some varieties of this rice contain glutton. They are largely consumed in Asia, used to make to rice noodles, rice cakes, porridges, breads, cakes and desserts.

Wild rice
Raw black wild rice

Wild rice on the other hand is of the Zizania genus; there are said to be four species. It is native to North America where it is traditionally grown wild in river beds and lakes. Wild rice is not rice at all but a member of the grass family. The wild rice is often mixed with other rices to create blends or used as an added ingredient to various dishes such as salads. It can also be used in many forms of cooking and some people even consume it raw after some period of soaking – typically about 2 days.

The black rice is a short grain, while the wild rice is long black grain.

Please note that Dr. Sebi recommends eating WILD RICE, he DOES NOT recommend black rice, which is a hybrid and starch-based.

Here is a simple wild rice recipe for you:

Wild Rice Salad


100g/3½oz Chickpeas, cooked
3-4 tbsp extra virgin Olive Oil
1 Key Lime, juice only
1 small Onion, minced/chopped
1 pinch Pepper flakes (optional)
175g/6oz Wild Rice, cooked according to packet instructions
1 Ripe Avocado, peeled, seed removed, sliced
3 Spring Onions, sliced
2-3 handfuls approved Greens


1. Heat the cooked chickpeas in a pan of boiling water for 1-2 minutes then drain.
2. Whisk the olive oil, lime juice, onion together in a bowl and season, to taste, with salt and pepper.
3. Mix the wild rice, chickpeas, avocado, and spring onions together in a bowl, add the dressing and toss gently. Add the greens, give the salad a further toss and serve.

Author: Admin