Miniature beans resembling rice have always been intriguing to gourmet sensibilities. William Woys Weaver managed to locate the original strain, and now we are offering it here for the first time. This variety was introduced at the Paris Exposition of 1854, and produces dwarf Bonsai-like plants (about 14 inches tall maximum) and mini-pods with rice-like seeds. A long forgotten culinary classic, the beans can be cooked exactly like rice--or, for a nouveau touch, mix with wild rice and morels. NOTE: Seed count differs from print catalog listing.