Chicken Wild Rice Pizza
1 cup alfredo sauce
1 cup cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup mozzarella cheese, divided
1/4 cup chopped purple onion
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
1/2 cup shredded carrots
2 cups diced, cooked chicken breast
1 cup cooked cultivated wild rice
Preheat oven to 450°F. Buy or make pizza dough, roll dough into a 12" circle of even thickness (about 1/4"). For a crispier crust, bake crust for 4 minutes then remove from oven. Evenly spread alfredo sauce on dough. Sprinkle on 1/4 cup of each cheese. Layer remaining ingredients, except for cheese, over pizza. Top with remaining cheese, spreading to the edge of the crust. Bake 6–8 minutes or until golden brown.
Meet the FarmerTom Godward, Godward Wild Rice Farms
The ancestors of Tom Godward can be called the "fathers of wild rice cultivation in Minnesota." In the early 1950s, Godward brothers James and Gerald began experimenting with growing wild rice in a one-acre meadow north of Brainerd, MN. Excited by their early success, James and Gerald purchased 40 acres ofmeadowland and formed a partnership with their father Alfred to grow wild rice on a larger scale. Storing their own seed, contending with muskrats eager to eat their crop, and diking, ditching and plowing new acres, the Godwards became pioneers of cultivated wild rice production in Minnesota.
They experimented with seeding and harvesting methods, developed equipment used for harvesting and thinning, and engaged the University of Minnesota in an effort to develop research to help them produce cultivated wild rice more efficiently.
Today, more than six decades later, Tom runs the farm with his sons Brandon and Nicholas, who represent the fourth generation in the business, and they continue the tradition of cultivated wild rice production started by their forefathers more than 60 years ago.
Recipe compliments of the Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council
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