The BEST rice was the no-name-brand stuff - was rather pricey.. Not the mixed stuff, just wild rice.
It may sound weird, but we're looking for some.
I am a late arrival to this thread, but there is a chain of stores called Trader Joe's that have really good wild rice for pretty cheap. If you have a Trader Joe's by you, or anyone you know, you may want to check it out.
We used to spend out summers in Northern Wisconsin. Once you get a hankering for it, nothing else will do. :)
Yep, my Dad managed the Co-op store in Orr, MN (population 300). Every fall the local natives would bring in their harvest to weigh it on our platform feed scale. To pay my Dad for letting them do this, they would give Dad a few coffee cans full of the best wild rice you could ever imagine! By the end of ricing, we would have quite the stash of hand processed long grain rice. I grew up eating it a few times a week. We had it for cereal and in hotdishes, we even popped it like popcorn. I still have rice a few times a week. I hope you found a source, if not get in touch with me. It is one of the staples i bring to TX with me for the winter.