Dehulling consists of removing the fibrous hull surrounding the wild rice kernels. During parching, the kernels shrink, loosening the hull from the kernel. The parched rice is conveyed to a huller, which either knocks or rubs the loosened hulls from the kernels.
The harvest in central Minnesota for 2011 is finished. This year's harvest was described in interviews as fair to poor due to higher water levels in particular during the spring, when the wild rice germinates. The harvested rice converted better than last year, and yields of 48% were reported. Please email us for more information.