Mixed Grains

"Based on Evelyn/Athens' Mixed Grain Salad (Recipe #101723). I like to use the grains anywhere you would regular rice- plain with veggies or sauce on top, stir-frys, topped with beans and salsa, as a breakfast cereal, salads, and in cassaroles. You can sub one cup of wild rice for either the rye or wheat berries. Should work with barley as well, but I have not tried that yet. I often will make up a large batch over the weekend, and keep it on hand for use in various meals and snacks during the week. Also, I usually do not use any stock so that I can use it in sweet things as well- I use 4 cups of water instead. It is just more versatile that way."
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  • Add brown rice, wheat berries and rye berries to a large pot with a lid.
  • Add 2 cups water and 2 cups stock and bring to boil.
  • Reduce heat to low; cover and cook until grains are tender and liquid is absorbed, about 40-50 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, fluff with a fork, and serve or store in air tight container for future uses.

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  1. Needed to use up the rye berries; the Recipezaar sifter helped me find this. Made with rye berries, red wheat berries and white rice as well as four cups of water and 1/2 c dry french onion soup mix. This tasted wonderful! Thank you for posting.
  2. Made this ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL combo to use in yet another recipe, WI Cheesehead's recipe #281041 #281041, & believe me, I'll be making & freezing this mixture much more often, as I'm already thinking of other recipes in which I can use it! I often use brown rice in combination with regular peas as a side dish, & will be trying that with these 'mixed grains' as well! A great recipe keeper!
  3. My whole family enjoys this in place of plain rice. I added 1 cup barley as well and 1 cup water . It was just as good. To make it easy for my daughter to cook I made it the rice cooker. This left it a little chewier but was still good.
  4. I agree, this is great! So much better than just plain rice, and the leftovers are so versatile. I plan on keeping some of this around. And if you're tired of oatmeal, a bowl of this with some milk and berries is so good and tasty.
  5. This is my 2nd time cooking wheat berries. I used whole wheat, brown rice, 1/2 C kamut and 1/2 C barley with all water. I had to add about 1/2 C water for it to cook the last 15 minutes. Makes a lot and I took some and mixed it with shrimp and garlic. I love the chewiness. My 4 yo loved it, but the older 2 didn't like the chewiness. :) I made up some for my DH to cook in the micro in the morning for breakfast cereal with added flax meal and oat bran. I had printed out several cooked grain recipes and mixed another one up with this one. Which means I also added 2 T ground flax seed in the pot, but it only adds more nutrition! I'll have to try it in a salad soon. I froze the rest, like Ladypit.


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