Holiday Whole Grains
IntroductionEveryone will think they have died and gone to dieter's heaven when you feed them this dish. Add more almonds for a vegetarian meal. Everyone will think they have died and gone to dieter's heaven when you feed them this dish. Add more almonds for a vegetarian meal.
1/2 cup dry rice from Rice Select Royal Blend Whole Grain TexMati Brown and Wild Rice with Soft Wheat and Rye Berries. (1 cup cooled cooked whole grain is what you are going for)
2/3 dried mixed berried, reconstituted (Available from Trader Joes, Whole Foods, or the big box store
1/4 cup coconut, shredded, unsweetened)
1/4 c (4 Tbs.) sliced almonds.
The dish works well to prepare and reheat in the microwave. Just before serving, sprinkle with the almonds. This would be very good as a side for a holiday meal. Eat part with the meal and the rest for your dessert! It would also be good as stuffing for an acorn squash. I'd be very thankful for any meal with this dish on the plate!! The berries and almonds are an anti-angiogenesis plus!!
(You can make your own mix from the different grains you have in your cupboard)
Reconstitute the cranberries. Put in a microwave safe bowl with 2 T. water and microwave for one minute. Add the liquid and reconstituted berries to the cooked rice.
Mix 1 cup cooked grains, 2 servings reconstituted berries and 1/4 cup shredded coconut until well blended.
If you are using leftover cooked grains, heat in the microwave 5 minutes and divide into 4 servings. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon of sliced almonds.
Serving Size: This makes 4 side dish servings of a rounded 1/3 to 1/2 cup each.
For company, I combine grain and fruit in a casserole and sprinkle with nuts, cover and bake 1/2 hour. Nice aroma in the house when guests arrive.
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