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Monday, April 26, 2010

Information on Whole Grain

Homemaker Mondays hosted b the blog 11th Heaven's Homemaking Haven

More and more attention is being placed on whole grain products as the attention towards a healthy diet comes into the spotlight. We have all grown up with whole grains but if you are like me you may not know as much about them as you may want to. So I thought I would share a bit of information with you. Here are some ideas of how to get whole grain into your diet easily.
With that in mind lets turn our attention to a few of the different types of whole grain:

  • Brown Rice: easy to use and cook. Brown rice can be easily found on the store shelf.
    Heavenly Chicken Casserole

    1 cup celery, diced
    1/2 cup onion, diced
    2 cups cooked brown rice
    2 cups vegetarian chicken substitute, diced
    1 (10 1/2 ounce) can mushroom soup
    1 (14 ounce) can mushrooms
    1/3 cup soymilk
    1/2 cup soy mayonnaise (I use Vegenaise. A friend of mine uses sour cream instead and of course it tastes great that way too)
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    paprika, for topping
    sliced almonds, for topping

    Saute celery and onion in a very small amount of oil or water.
    2Put into mixing bowl and add remaining ingredients, mixing well.
    3Sprinkle top with paprika and sliced almonds.
    4Put in oiled casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees F about 45 minutes. (The 1 1/2 passive work time listed includes the time to cook the two cups of brown rice ahead).

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  • Millet which can be easily hidden and mixed into your families favorite dishes like mac and cheese. Millet can be used as an alternative to rice as well

  • Barley was once thought to be only for soups and to me was first known as an early cereal we feed our infants actually has many great uses. You can find mor information on Barley here at Baley and actually shares many wonderful tips and recipes

  • Farro is for all of you who need a gluten free diet but would love to include whole grain as well. While not gluten free it is lower in gluten than other whole grains. Here is a recipe for savory Farro Tart found you may want to try

  • Buckwheat is a whole grain that Racheal Raye suggest toasting before using to bring out the best taste. One of the earliest whole grains dating back to colonial days.

I hope that this gives you a better idea of whole grains and their uses.

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