I like to use 1 1/2 cups of water per 1 cup of brown rice. Cook until the water is just gone from the bottom of the pot, about 40 minutes. I prefer it this way because the rice is more al dente, rather than soft and glutenous. In fact, I make all my whole grains, couscous, and polenta with 1 1/2 cup water to 1 cup grain. I just vary the cooking time.
i LOVE quinoa. just recently found red quinoa at the co-op that i go to. will be going back there hopefully on friday and will get more, as well as spelt -- which i also love.
i make a mixture of quinoa, lentils of different colours, orzo, red quinoa and split peas. it's REALLY good. originally found it at trader joe's -- but it was expensive for a small package. so i went to the co-op, bought up all the ingredients and made my own blend.
One great way to make any of these and to add GREAT flavor is to chop onion, garlic and tomato and caramelize them first. Begin cooking any of these high fibers rice or grains as directed and about 3/4 of the way to cooking thoroughly, add the onions, tomatoes and garlic you just cooked! Yum! They work best with olive oil!
My everyday breakfast is a bowl of whole grains--a mix of barley, oat groats, kamut, spelt, rye, wheat berries, wild rice, and/or whatever I can find in the health food store. I cook it up in a big pot 4 cups at a time, store it in the fridge, and nuke a serving each morning. I change the toppings/flavorings I use and never get bored!
I LOVE WHOLE GRAINS! Ahhh yeeeah! I dont know what I woulddo if celieac ran in my family, cuz I am hooked! Just wanted to chime in and mention the "whole grains council". They have a .com you can go look up. They tell all about whole grains, sparkpeople had a link to their website, and I entered a contest by them and won a whole bunch of free whole grains! I got to try steel cut outs for the first time in my life! i had never even heard of them! Now I LOVE my whole grains, hah hah. Thats the part of the name of the contest I entered there. I had just became a huge whole grain fan, after being a white bread fan. Now I dislike the taste and texture of white grains. I prefer the full nutty flavors in my whole grains. Oh and by the way that whole grains council said flax is technically not a whole grain. They put it to clear up confusion though. Whole grains are so cool, I always get my daily bread... God is good!
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