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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Bok Choy with 8 grain rice

A friend of mine told me about getting this 8 Blend Whole Grain Rice at Ranch 99. It comes in a 5lb bag and is of course expensive. It's ALL nutritious fiber from short and long grain brown rice, black rice, maple rice, red rice, red wheat and barley.

I was intimidated to cook it so it's been sitting in the pantry for a month. I made 1/2 a cup inside the microwave with 2 cups of water. I first put it in for 15 min but that barely made a dent. Another 10 min and it was the tastiest rice with so many textures that I've ever had!

I whipped up some bok choy which the farm gave me. Used the same recipe as we did a month ago. What a delicious late lunch - a reward after my toughest bootcamp session and biking before/after chinese class. Honestly anything would taste good with that rice. Don't be intimidated by the black/red colours.

1 comment:

  1. I just discovered the 8 grain rice this weekend, the taste is surprising good, sweet and nutty and best of all healthy! I brought them from a Chinese super market contain Thai Brown Rice, Red Rice, Black Rice, Barley, Oats, Red Bean, Green Bean, Millets. The instructions said to cook it for 1.5 hours, I know the grains take some time to cook, so I sock them in hot water for 1.5, put it into a rice cooker and cook the same way as white rice. I can just eat it as is, no need to add with it.