Monday, March 30, 2009

Day 363- Nutrition Bite

Tokyo Five Grain Recipe

1 cup short or medium grain brown rice
1 cup red Bhutanese rice
1 cup millet
1/3 cup quinoa
1/4 cup amaranth
2 teaspoons salt

Rinse the rices, millet, and quinoa. Drain and put in a large thick-bottomed pot. Stir in the salt and amaranth. Cover with water up to your knuckle - about two inches above the grains. Bring to a boil, then turn down the flame as low as it will go. Cook uncovered (simmering) until all water is gone, about 45 minutes.If you overshot the amount of water you added and your grains cook before the water absorbs entirely, strain off any extra water. This makes a big pot of mixed grains. Plenty for multiple meals.

Sugar Preacher's Experience
We can learn alot about healthy foods and diets from other countries. A mixture of grains is very popular in other counties. It is a shame that we consider white processed bread and pasta a healthy grain in the United States. Maybe by shifting our paradigm to implementation of healthy grains and beans, we could decrease our obesity problem. I cannot solve epdiemics, but I can begin with my own diet and try some new healthy recipes.

1 comment:

Sherpa Boy said...

I love that you're using quinoa in these recipes! My favorite grain...