Post by applecrisp1 on Feb 6, 2019 20:46:49 GMT -5
I bought this ancent grain blend at Vitacost months back, and I just made it once. It is now sitting in my cabinet. "This unique blend combines the nourishing power of farro, freekeh, grano, red wheat, red rice and rye berries for a sweet and nutty mixture that’s perfect as a side or an accompaniment to soup, salad, meat or vegetables."
It sounded good, got great reviews, so I bought it (and it was I think get one free, so now I have 2 bags).
I just made it once or twice and if I recall correctly it was king of gloppy. Would that happen perhaps if I overcooked it? I think there was some water left in the pan so I cooked it more (I thought that maybe I had it on too low of a heat so I needed to cook more). It had a long cooking time ..... Add 1 cup Vitacost® Ancient Grain Blend, return to a boil and reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until grain is stirring occasionally, until grain is tender, 70-75 minutes
Anyone use something similar? And how do you use it -- cold salad, side ... ? I think TJ's sells something similar.
I'm going to try it again rather than just have it sit in my cabinet. Hopefully I'll ed up really liking it, and just assume cooks error the first time.
Post by erin elizabeth on Feb 7, 2019 13:14:02 GMT -5
Applecrisp, aren't you the one who cooks rice like pasta? I wonder if cooking it like that would help with the timing. I'd probably just use it as a side or in a grain salad. Or, maybe, use it to make "rice" pudding! Always thinking of the sweet option
Post by applecrisp1 on Feb 7, 2019 13:24:11 GMT -5
Yes Erin -- you have that right, I've been cooking my brown rice like I would pasta for the last few years. I used to bake it in the oven (which I first read about on the old CLBB, and liked that method) and before that I would burn it on the stovetop : )). I'm going to try to cook it like I would pasta. The item got great reviews (and I like farro etc) so I know it was cooks error.