SparkPeople We Love Rice and Whole Grains!! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=52149 Love rice, oats, quinoa, other whole grains? Heard good things about "slow-release" carbs? Ever tried a rice smoothie or used a rice cooker? We're your team! SparkPeople We Love Rice and Whole Grains!! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=52149 RICE PUDDING SMOOTHIE Recipe - Try It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20655x52149x57386252 Something new to try as a good and healthy fit-food adventure! <em>271</em> <BR> <BR> Rice Pudding Smoothie recipe from Chef Rachael Ray, on Food.com <BR> <BR> <link>www.food.com/recipe/rice-pudding-smo<BR>othie- <BR> 314463 </link> <BR> <BR> MAKES ONE SERVING (Play around with this) <BR> <BR> Ingredients (in US units) <BR> <BR> 1/2 cup milk [substitute coconut, soy, rice, or a nut milk] <BR> 2 ounces cream cheese [Healthy subs: Greek yogurt; tofu; <BR> pureed lowfat cottage che... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 16:24:49 EST Hi Newbie Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x52149x48436064 Hello I just bought a rice cooker / steamer unit and am looking for healthy meals to create in it. I have never experimented much with rice in the past and pretty much have only had white instant rice until now lol! <BR> <BR> Do you guys have a list of what each sort of rice tastes like in this group? Fri, 8 Jun 2012 16:43:47 EST This group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52149x47854692 Wow. I haven't posted to this group in 60 days because there has been NO activity. I can't find other team members who want to have any sort of discussion, and I refuse to have an ongoing long monologue where I am talking to myself and cyber air space.. <BR> <BR> So a new member joins 2 days ago, and IMMEDIATELY asks to be the new team leader. Wow. Not so much as a private message to me to ask what's up with the group. <BR> <BR> So, you can have it MSBOOTCAMP, if you're that anxious to have... Tue, 1 May 2012 09:12:32 EST How to pick a rice cooker? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20655x52149x47826119 I "shoulda" bought one of these years ago! <BR> <BR> How do you shop for rice cookers? I need one that can handle SMALLER portions. Maybe there's a "mini-rice cooker" out there?? <BR> <BR> Cheers! <BR> MsBootcamp Sun, 29 Apr 2012 18:05:03 EST New to RD :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x52149x45800598 Hi-found your group from a post on the RD forum :) I'm brand new to the RD diet. My first day of phase one is going to be tomorrow and I'm excited to start! <BR> <BR> I'm only about 18lbs over my goal weight, so I'm not doing RD for weigh loss specifically. I have a very nasty family history of cancer, diabetes, and other diseases. I only have one living grandparent left and she's had two kinds of cancer. My other grandparents have died due to cancer or diabetes, along with great aunts/uncle... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 16:50:33 EST What grains did you eat today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52149x45794109 Okay, so today I have black beans in the slow cooker, and a mixture of 1/4c (all measurements are of dry, uncooked rice) organic long grain brown rice, 1/4c organic germinated brown rice, and 1/4c forbidden rice, along with 1.5 cups of no sodium broth and water. It's going to be a yummy day! <BR> <BR> I just ate brekkie and had 1 serving of BetterOats Raw Pure & Simple Bare <link>www.betteroats.com/oats/raw/bare/ </link> hot grains cereal with 1/4c organic raisins, a pinch of cloves and p... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 11:26:24 EST Hi! I'm new to the team :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x52149x45179402 Hi! I'm Pat, and I'm new here. I just purchased a rice cooker about two months ago, and I have to say I'm hooked on it. I have one with a little steamer tray at the top so I can steam veggies or lean meat or seafood while the rice is cooking. The rice that comes out of my cooker is the best I've ever had....kind of sticky, and I love sticky rice. :) <BR> <BR> I was looking for books on my library's website last night, and I saw one called the Rice Diet, and I thought, "Really?? Well,... Mon, 21 Nov 2011 07:56:27 EST Hi! I'm new to the team :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x52149x45179018 Hi! I'm Pat, and I'm new here. I just purchased a rice cooker about two months ago, and I have to say I'm hooked on it. I have one with a little steamer tray at the top so I can steam veggies or lean meat or seafood while the rice is cooking. The rice that comes out of my cooker is the best I've ever had....kind of sticky, and I love sticky rice. :) <BR> <BR> I was looking for books on my library's website last night, and I saw one called the Rice Diet, and I thought, "Really?? Well,... Mon, 21 Nov 2011 07:24:00 EST Farro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20656x52149x44090498 Farro is pretty hard to find. I've been unable to find it locally so far, but it can be mail ordered. I had it for the first time at a cooking demo by a local chef at the Cleveland Botanical Garden this summer. She made a risotto with it. OMG was it good! Of course she had all kinds of butter and cream in it! My understanding is that it is an 'original' form of wheat, much higher in protein, but it doesn't give the yield that current variets of wheat do, so it is not raised much. I'd love to ... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 21:33:43 EST Teff http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20656x52149x44040160 I had some teff last night and was not crazy about it. It's got the smooth bland texture of cream or rice or polenta, but it really did not have any flavor. And I roasted it first. <BR> <BR> I wonder if anyone else has experience with teff? Mon, 12 Sep 2011 10:15:50 EST Millet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20656x52149x43715668 My son made dinner tonight and he asked which of the whole grains he should use to accompany the salmon he cooked. So I told him to select any one and handed him the Lorna Sass cookebook. <BR> <BR> He chose millet, which I had yet to cook. Overall, it was a good choice. With a lot of protein and a very bland flavor, it took on the flavors of what he cooked it with--stir-fried mushrooms and asparagus. The consistency was a bit like mashed potatoes, although it would have been grainier had... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 19:40:27 EST Which Whole Grains are your faves? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20656x52149x43404905 How do you like to cook them, serve them? <BR> <BR> Have you tried more "exotic" grains like quinoa, spelt, amaranth, or teff?? <BR> <BR> Which cookbooks are your favorites?? <BR> <BR> Anything and everything about whole grains goes here!! Come and talk!! Sat, 6 Aug 2011 20:45:45 EST Hello, I am new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x52149x43388587 I just joined this "Spark Team" because I am experimenting with whole grains and rice. I am a Diabetic Type 2, so it may seem counterintuitive to each this way. Yet the more I read about various types of rice and whole grains, the more intrigued I am. <BR> <BR> I just made some oat groats today and I am going to try to add to my repertoire. My hope is to use the whole grains/rice in a lot of recipes. I'm going to have a salad of greens with the oat groats mixed in for dinner tonight. Fri, 5 Aug 2011 17:51:24 EST recipes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20654x52149x43385324 Have one? Share one. <BR> Fri, 5 Aug 2011 13:38:36 EST What is your favorite rice or rice blend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x52149x43182906 I love brown rice, but I am experimenting with different kinds of rices, and making my own blends, such as 50% long grain with 50% sweet brown (which is a short grain and makes the long grain sticky enough to eat with chopsticks, but not TOO sticky!) <BR> <BR> I also have organic quinoa and several different organic rices to play arond with int he coming weeks! <BR> <BR> And of course, where would I be without my beloved rice cooker??? LOVE LOVE LOVE my rice cooker!!! <BR> <BR> So, what's ... 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