This is probably an adaptation from a Betty Crocker casserole recipe. I love the garlic punch and the hearty wild rice flavor. Also, since rice has a tendency to turn to sludge in the slow cooker, wild rice is a great alternative because it is so much more firm and doesn't squish. The original called for bone-in/skin pieces, but that made the whole thing beyond tender and juicy--more like mushy. My family loves this, and I love how easy it is to make it for them. *EDIT: Some cooks are finding that the rice gets too mushy; I recently tried adding the rice to the crock pot about 30 minutes before serving. This keeps the rice more firm. Enjoy!