How often do you end up with a few grains in the end of bags/lentils which are not quite enough for a serving?
Well I have a good little tip for you, add them all to a jar and you have your very own mixed grain blend, which are great in place of the typical plain old rice we all tend to eat and if you stick to healthy grains, then you also have plenty of fibre too.
Just be sure to mix up grains that have a similar cooking time. White rice or refined grains will cook quicker than whole grains, lentils however are quite versatile, so they are great for throwing in your mix.
In the below mixed grain blend, I mixed up brown rice, kamut, spelt, barley and some red lentils and then I also had a little bit of wild rice/basmati mix left in a bag so added that in too, as well as some millet. The latter two will perhaps cook a little quicker than the former, but will still make a nice mix, especially for pilaf’s etc.
Let me know what mixes you come up with or what yummy recipes you make with your mix and feel free to use the tools at the top of this post to share on facebook, twitter, pinterest or google+
Also watch this space for some recipes using my mix, as there will no doubt be one or two.