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(Some Food Nut)   Fark Food Thread: Stepping away from the old standby grains, what are some good options for cooking with less common grains? Quinoa has really gained in popularity lately. How about amaranth as well? Others? Let's see those pics and recipes   (blog.rateyourburn.com) divider line 160
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2013-08-15 03:02:34 PM

atlfarkette: msupf: rappy: This is one of the most boring food threads.

fine, lets add some gravy
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good pot roast gravy is probably the greatest thing on earth food-wise.
 
2013-08-15 03:04:09 PM

ahab: I'm a big fan of quinoa.  My latest recipe with it was this:
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Crunchy Cashew Thai Quinoa Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing

These were also a big hit:
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Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bites

And finally (for now, cuz I gotta go get lunch), this one is simple but really really good.
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Quinoa Pilaf With Chick Peas, Pomegranate and Spices


i want to do all of these.

and by "do" i don't mean "cook." i mean "have sex with." and then eat.

soosh: one thing about quinoa.  I didn't like it much when I tried boiling it like rice.  I've found that putting it in a mesh strainer over boiling water and steaming it cooks it up much nicer, without turning to glue, and leaves it with individual seeds with good texture.


i'm also appreciative of this. but i feel a little like an idiot. now.
 
2013-08-15 03:08:13 PM

soosh: MappingChick: I'm still trying to find a fine mesh strainer for rinsing quinoa that doesn't cost eleventy billion dollars.

I just use ones like these


Oooh. I'll have to see if Bed, Bath & Beyond has those so I can use my coupon.
 
2013-08-15 03:38:08 PM
I must play vampire too often; I see the word "amaranth" and all I can think about is diablerizing a plant.
 
2013-08-15 03:46:43 PM
Cooked quinoa looks like a pile of teeny tiny rolled condoms.
 
2013-08-15 03:48:47 PM
I didn't read the thread (sorry), but the Schnucks chain in Saint Louis has started carrying these store brand (Culinaria) heirloom grains and grain mixes that I've really been enjoying.

My favorite so far is the Charcoal Wheat.  Chewy, nutty, delicious.  You can probably find it at an indian market or some more yuppie oriented locations.

shopping.netsuite.com

http://www.indianharvest.com/products-charcoal-wheat-155
 
2013-08-15 03:50:35 PM
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2013-08-15 03:52:20 PM
thank god you posted that picture. i was like "what are condoms?"
 
2013-08-15 04:39:51 PM
Not a grain, but try almond flour, it's great for pancakes and heavier dough.
 
2013-08-15 05:02:30 PM
Hipster grains?

Now I've heard everything.
 
2013-08-15 05:03:17 PM

soosh: Millet is not one I'm fond of.  Too small and feels like birdseed


cook 1:1 with rice
 
2013-08-15 05:04:54 PM
Anyone else watch CHEF BRAD: FUSION GRAIN COOKING?

It's on the Mormon channel (byutv), which to me is somehow a hoot.
 
2013-08-15 05:06:10 PM
1/2c millet
1/2c rice
chix bouillon
grated ginger & garlic
salt, pepper & butter to taste

Yum !!!
 
2013-08-15 05:08:08 PM
Big fan of wheat, barley, corn, and pretty much any other grain in fermented, distilled, and liquid form.
 
2013-08-15 05:08:19 PM
Wild rice salad

1 lb wild rice, cooked to package directions and drained
1 cup dried apricots, chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
lemon juice
olive oil
fresh parsley

Whisk the lemon juice and olive oil.  Combine the wild rice and fruit in a large bowl, add the lemon juice and oilve oil, and stir well.  Serve with generous amounts of fresh parsley.

You can turn this into an excellent stuffing by omitting the lemon juice and parsley and tossing very lightly with olive oil.  Make sure to heat the stuffing up before putting it into the birds, in order to ensure that they cook evenly.  Wild rice won't break down while you roast the fowl, and the dried fruit will absorb the juices.
 
2013-08-15 05:08:24 PM
What about hominy?

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2013-08-15 05:08:55 PM
Put down the quinoa. All eating it does is force up the price for the poor of Peru and Ecuador who rely on it for basic sustenance. Same as buying corn-derived ethanol for you Prius.

Rice and Barley are grown commercially. Slow cooked barley is great with lamb, or simmer up a batch in water with honey and whole dried peaches. Chill in the fridge, and eat as a snack or dessert on a hot day.
 
2013-08-15 05:11:30 PM

rappy: This is one of the most boring food threads.


Let's not beat around the bush.
 
2013-08-15 05:11:51 PM

msupf: rappy: This is one of the most boring food threads.

fine, lets add some gravy
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Good job on the frozen peas, Emeril.
 
2013-08-15 05:12:55 PM
I hear quadrotriticale is pretty good.
 
2013-08-15 05:12:57 PM

hillbillypharmacist: [i291.photobucket.com image 764x1023]
CHESS PIE MOTHERF*CKERS!!


I've been wanting to try this ever since it was mentioned in an episode of Copper a few weeks back.
 
2013-08-15 05:13:04 PM
do grits count?

cause grits are good...

get grits

put grits in water (4 parts water to 1 part grits)

add butter (if 4 cups of water - tablespoon of butter at the beginning, tablespoon of butter at the end)
add salt (like some amount, i don't remember - 1.1/4 teaspoon?)

heat up till boiling, then turn to low and cover

stir every 5 minutes or so

at about 40 minutes, add half a cup parmesan, half a cup cheddar cheese, and the rest of the butter.

eat, because it's awesome.

(or serve with some shrimp in a fancy sauce = shrimp and grits, or veal with fancy red sauce = grits and grillades)

www.cateringspecialist.com
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2013-08-15 05:13:26 PM

DGS: EggFool: DGS: EggFool: My conditioner has quinoa in it. FFS. Quit that.

Hah! That amuses me.

/you bought it..

It's the kind I always buy! A bottle lasts me forever, and they get more hippy every time though. And it smells like effin baby powder this time. What are they doing in the science room over there?!  The hippies are high.

Pot meet kettle!

/and really, why not.. there's oatmeal in stuff, too. Weird.


Don't get any type of shampoo or body wash with oatmeal or other grains. I did that once. I smelled like a brewery because the damn stuff fermented.

/Oats plus humidity plus sealed container...
 
2013-08-15 05:14:49 PM

jigger: What about hominy?

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ayatollah hominy!
 
2013-08-15 05:14:59 PM

rocinante721: soosh: Millet is not one I'm fond of.  Too small and feels like birdseed

cook 1:1 with rice



How do you have time to count them all!?
 
2013-08-15 05:15:05 PM
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2013-08-15 05:16:26 PM
I don't really like wheat or barley.

One might say I'm against the grain.
 
2013-08-15 05:17:36 PM
Well, I don't have a recipe that utilizes quinoa, but I have one for making quinoa:

1 cup of instant rice
2 dirty socks, minced (hiking or gym)
1/2 cup sand
1 cup dirt
4 cups watter

mix all ingredients and boil until the house stinks.
Serve to pretentious foodie hipsters or unwanted guests.
 
2013-08-15 05:19:23 PM
Cous cous?
Cooks in minutes.
Seconds even.

Polenta?  Very yummy.
 
2013-08-15 05:20:30 PM
Black rice.
Makes a great salad.

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2013-08-15 05:22:47 PM
Amaranth is impressive for the sheer amount of grain you get from just a few plants.  Plus I hear it makes green beer when malted and brewed.

I like flax as well.  The flowers are pretty, the seeds are great for adding to bread.

Buckwheat pancakes are ok, if you add some wheat flour.

Recipes though?  None on hand.
 
2013-08-15 05:24:47 PM
WHAR MILLET?! WHAR?!

This is genuinely one of the worst ideas for a thread I have ever heard of in my entire life.

"Let us discuss obscure grains for consumption."
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"Smashing."
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2013-08-15 05:25:07 PM
 
2013-08-15 05:28:33 PM
geez, you foodies are dull to the point of causing actual physical pain
 
2013-08-15 05:31:54 PM

stainedglassdoll: I didn't read the thread (sorry), but the Schnucks chain in Saint Louis has started carrying these store brand (Culinaria) heirloom grains and grain mixes that I've really been enjoying.

My favorite so far is the Charcoal Wheat.  Chewy, nutty, delicious.  You can probably find it at an indian market or some more yuppie oriented locations.

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http://www.indianharvest.com/products-charcoal-wheat-155


Dude, I made a crack about hipster stoners wanting their snack chip made in small batches by artisanal producers from heirloom crops. Don't make me accurate in my spoofish comments.
 
2013-08-15 05:32:14 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: Not a grain, but try almond flour, it's great for pancakes and heavier dough.


When I do roasted/fried chicken, I replace all or part of the flour in the dredge with almond flour. (Or hazelnut, when I can find it.)   It adds a terrific flavor to the crispy skin.
 
2013-08-15 05:32:32 PM

soosh: I'm quite fond of oat groats, spelt berries, rye berries, buckwheat groats, etc.  just look for the Bob's Red Mill brand display and try some out.

Millet is not one I'm fond of.  Too small and feels like birdseed.


I'm not a fan either. All those poems about harps and candles. Too sentimental.
 
2013-08-15 05:32:50 PM
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2013-08-15 05:34:43 PM

Maud Dib: msupf: rappy: This is one of the most boring food threads.

fine, lets add some gravy
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Good job on the frozen peas, Emeril.


*gasp* oh no!

Watch me read up on how frozen vegetables are no different nutritionally from fresh again and not give a shiat.
 
2013-08-15 05:34:59 PM
I use Bob's Red Mill 10 Grain Hot Cereal in place of grits and also in my homemade bread.
http://www.amazon.com/Bobs-Red-Mill-Grain-Cereal/dp/B0019GVYKO

I came up with a quick breakfast using them the other day. Basically, you drop a couple rounds of breakfast sausage (I used turkey sausage) in while they are simmering and sub the water for chicken stock. It was just a random spur of the moment idea but it turned out really good (so good that I actually wrote down a detailed recipe). The whole thing cooks in 10 minutes. I can post the detailed recipe when I get home if anybody is interested.
 
2013-08-15 05:35:59 PM
Wheat berries.  Seriously
 
2013-08-15 05:36:30 PM
This is one of those food threads where I'm going to just sit back and watch.  I don't generally stray from the boring domestic starches.  Although I ran across some purple Chinese rice a few weeks back that was surprisingly good.
 
2013-08-15 05:37:25 PM
Amaranth and pigweed seeds make for awesome food.  Trouble with growing pigweed is its considered an invasive species and while fairly easy to grow and already self-GE'd against Glyphosate (roundup) your local asstablishmentals will freak out.
 
2013-08-15 05:39:06 PM
I do barley in a rice cooker. Put the barley in the rice cooker bowl with water, put it in the fridge, let it sit overnight, then pour off that old water, add some new water, and start the rice cooker. It came out soft and fluffy and very nice. The pre soak isn't absolutely necessary, but it makes the barley fluffier.
 
2013-08-15 05:39:34 PM
I got hooked on Kasha, which is commercially available buckwheat groats, when I married into a Jewish family.  I make it with chicken broth and egg, and don't add the annoying bowtie pasta.
 
2013-08-15 05:39:43 PM

the_foo: geez, you foodies are dull to the point of causing actual physical pain


Oh no, a weekly thread that forced you to click on it and comment.  THE HORROR!
 
2013-08-15 05:39:53 PM
I love me some buffalo chicken quinoa.
 
2013-08-15 05:40:26 PM

Sneakytoes: I got hooked on Kasha, which is commercially available buckwheat groats, when I married into a Jewish family.  I make it with chicken broth and egg, and don't add the annoying bowtie pasta.


It's just not the same without the bowtie pasta.  I don't know why, it just isn't.
 
2013-08-15 05:42:24 PM
btw, quinoa is farmed by slave labor.
 
2013-08-15 05:45:19 PM
Is this the post where I get to tell you I eat paleo and I am better than you.

/because I eat paleo
//and this makes me better than your unhealthy ass

\not 100% paleo (I love the occasional sushi or mexican night with tortilla chips)
\\so, I am not really that much better than you
\\\do consider it though, it helped me drop 60 lbs in about 4 months and I have been keeping it off
 
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