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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 138.6
  • Total Fat: 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 203.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.9 g
  • Protein: 4.6 g

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Overnight Whole Grains Blend - Plain Jane - an alternative to steamed rice

Submitted by: WILDFIREWENCH

Introduction

This is a yummy mix of grains I discovered on my quest to get away from processed foods. These grains all have different cooking times, but soaking them overnight fixes that problem. They will all steam up in about 20 minutes, the same as white rice. They cook at a 1part grains to 2 parts liquid ratio. I get all these whole grains from the bulk food section of the heath food store and mix them up in a big container for storage, then cook up portions as needed. This is a yummy mix of grains I discovered on my quest to get away from processed foods. These grains all have different cooking times, but soaking them overnight fixes that problem. They will all steam up in about 20 minutes, the same as white rice. They cook at a 1part grains to 2 parts liquid ratio. I get all these whole grains from the bulk food section of the heath food store and mix them up in a big container for storage, then cook up portions as needed.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1/2C Quinoa
    1/2C Millet
    1/4C Wild Rice
    1/4C Brown Rice
    1/4C Barley
    1/4C Buckwheat
    1/4C Bulgar Wheat
    2C Vegetable Broth or bouillon cube mixed in water
    2C water

Directions

makes 8 1/2-cup servings of cooked steamed grains. I find 1/4C dry mix per person is a nice portion as a side dish with dinner.

Prep:
In a bowl or cooking pot with a lid, mix 1 part grains blend with 1 part vegetable broth and 1 part water. I do it in my rice cooker pot. Let soak in the fridge overnight. (can stay in fridge for 2 or 3 nights if meal plans change)

Cooking:
Put soaked grains and liquid in cooking pot or rice cooker. Soaked grains cook the same as white rice. Stovetop: bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover. cook for about 20 minutes on low. fluff with fork and serve. Rice Cooker: turn rice cooker on and wait. When its done, fluff with fork and serve.

***I'll be adding variations to this recipe, so keep an eye out!

***try adding finely chopped carrots, sweet potato, onions, nuts, olive oil etc.***

***Left-over grains are AWESOME!!!! use in home made stuffing, veggie patties, salads, stir-fries or like oatmeal for breakfast.***

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user WILDFIREWENCH.






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  • I did this without the bullion to make a breakfast rice. I added raisins after it was done. This is going to be a regular in our house for sure. The wild rice came out a bit crunchy at 20 minutes so might adjust times a bit - 2/12/12

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  • Even my husband came back for seconds. I wanted to try the leftovers the next day at lunch, but there wasn't any. I'll have to make more next time. - 4/21/11

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  • Totally worth the wait! - 2/8/11

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