Wild Pecan Rice, is that a real thing?
The last time I was in NOLA, I poked around Creole Delicacies & Cookin' Cajun to look for local foodstuff, and I found a bag of Wild Pecan Rice, made by Konriko. Supposedly, it's rice with bran left in so it tastes like pecans without having pecans in it. Is this really something that people from NOLA or Louisiana really eat at home or in restaurants? I've found recipes on line for Pecan Rice where people add pecans into their rice. The store also sells Hurricane Mix, so I'm suspicious of whether it truly is a New Orleans/Louisiana/Cajun/Creole specialty or if it's something to simply sell to tourists.
Are there any NOLA restaurants that would serve pecan-less pecan rice in there dishes?
It looks to be a rice and not a grass seed (as regular wild rice), available white or brown.
Here's a glossary site: http://www.recipetips.com/glossary-term/t--35758/wild-pecan-rice.asp
Also known as popcorn rice: http://recipes.wikia.com/wiki/Popcorn...
So, it looks like the real deal, not just some tourist thing. It's a basmati hybrid from Louisiana, according to the site.