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  • Waxy
    See Glutinous Rice.
  • Waxy Rice Flour
    See Glutinous Rice.
  • Wehani
    A California-grown hybrid rice with Indian basmati in its ancestry; reddish color; very nutty aroma and flavor.
  • Well-Balanced
    For the recipes occurring on this website, an identified recipe with about 500 calories or less per serving, AND, about 600 milligrams sodium or less per serving.
  • White Rice
    See Long Grain Rice.
  • Whole Grain
    Brown Rice is a whole grain - nothing is added, nothing is removed from the kernel except the outer hull.
  • Wigwaas
    A Native-American word which means 'Birch Bark'. For more information, visit
  • Wigwaas Jimahnug
    A Native-American word which means 'Canoe'. For more information, visit
  • Wild Pecan
    An aromatic long-grain rice grown in Louisiana. It is named for the strong aroma and milder, but distinct nutty taste.
  • Wild Rice
    Is the seed of a plume-topped wild aquatic grass found mainly in the North Central United States and Canada. It is expensive due to short supply, hand gathering, thrashing, and is often mixed with other types of rice or grain. For more information, visit
  • Winnowing
    To expose a grain to a current of air so that straw and chaff is eliminated.