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08-22-2007, 10:30 AM
Is there any way to eat any grains raw? So that it tastes a little like rice? Like Quinoa or ..... I don't know...anything? Can you soak it or something and then eat with the raw tofu-like sauce or marinated veggies?
08-22-2007, 11:12 AM
I love love love sprouted grains.....(which reminds me i need to soak some more tonite). havent tried quinoa yet, but i bought some to make Matt Amsden's quinoa tabouleh salad that looks so good to me!
I have sprouted wild rice...(NOT my fav)
lentils....(which is sooooo good in raw chili)
wheat berries.....(which i use in salads and make for the rejuvelac)
and barley......(which is my fav, i make a "spanish rice" out of it that my husband absolutely loves....cant keep any leftovers)ha
well theres a few idears! hope that helps!:)
08-22-2007, 11:29 AM
What is your recipe for spanish rice??? I love barley too and have been craving mexican food. Please!! I am so excited....
08-22-2007, 11:36 AM
The recipe is in Julianos RAW cookbook.
I'm at work right now, but when i get home i'll look it up and post it for u tonite!
He uses alot of jalapenos in his recipes, and its soooooo yummy in this spanish rice dish!:D
08-22-2007, 11:54 AM
okay, which leads me to the next obvious question: how do I sprout grains??
08-22-2007, 01:26 PM
Sprouting grains is so super easy.
All u do is soak the grain overnight (usally 4-8hrs)
then u drain them thru the collinder and rinse and have them sit out to sprout.
I usually leave them in the collinder to sprout.....most people i think use jars...but to me its easier to leave them in the collinder cuz u have to rinse them each day. Depending on each grain, they usually start to sprout w/in 2-3days.
In Julianos book, he has a whole page on sprouting and how long it takes each grain!
08-22-2007, 05:56 PM
how do we know if grains are raw? the general coop bins aren't labeled raw or not?????
08-22-2007, 06:15 PM
i'm really not sure myself.....so if it doesnt say "raw" ......i dont buy it!
08-23-2007, 07:28 PM
When you purchase wheatberries, like hard red or Barley...they are just harvested , they are all raw. :D They are usually marked Organic...If they aren't , then they are not organic. Some companies,like Wheat Montana, offer wheat berries that are grown organically, but are not certified. These are actually the best wheat I've ever purchased. I still make bread for my Husband and children. I then sprout for myself.
You can also sprout them using Allisa's Nut milk bag...it's great, because you can soak them over night , let them drain and just dunk them to keep the berries moist until they are sprouted.
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