Is wild rice gluten free?

Is wild rice gluten free? This is the same question as “Is white rice gluten free?” Yes. Pure white and wild rice are gluten free and do not contain gluten. Actually, every type of pure rice is gluten free (brown rice and white rice, black and red rice, calrose, Carolina gold, jasmine, della, koshihikari, texmati, pearl rice,  and etc.). But you have to beware of the risk of gluten cross-contamination.

Is wild rice gluten free? Is white rice gluten free?

In our previous post “Is rice gluten free?” we explain in details what are the risks of gluten cross-contamination and in which situations there is possiblility of cross-contamination. Here we will only summarize them:

  • Cross-contamination is possible in production facilities where gluten and non gluten foods are processed or cooking together.
  • Cross-contamination is possible in grocer’s that offer grains in bulk bins.

If you have coeliac disease or you are sensitive to trace gluten, you have to be careful. Questions as “Is wild rice gluten free?” and “Is rice flour gluten free?” are important to you. Also, on the market there are a wide range of flavored or enriched rice mixes that may contain added gluten in ingredients. Good option is to consume certified gluten free rice brands or to ask manufacturers.

Rice types and rice varieties. 

Rice is a great gluten free alternative to wheat. There are a wide range of rice types and rice varieties, widely used in gluten free diets for many delicious recipes. Some of them are:

  • Arborio rice. One of the most preferable rice type for making risotto. On our post “Is arborio rice gluten free?” you can see what is arborio rice.
  • Aromatic rice – brown or white rice with a natural aroma.
  • Basmati rice – one of the best rice long-grain types, widely used in many gluten free recipes.
  • Black and red rice – rare but delicious Asian rice.
  • Brown rice – variety of rice from which only the hull has been removed. One of the best and healthiest gluten free substitutes to wheat.
  • Carolina gold– rice grown in the South Carolina low country.
  • Della rice – developed in the United States, this tasty rice variety is a cross of long-grain rice and basmati rice.
  • Jasmine rice – one of the most popular aromatic rice types.
  • Koshihikari – delicious  short-grain rice, cultivated in Japan as well as well as the United States and Australia.

So, as you see you can enjoy a wide variety of rice types. The answer of the question “Is wild rice gluten free?” is YES and it is valid for all types of plain and pure rice.

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