Sunday, 5 March 2017
Adapting a recipe from a Trader Joe's Product. YUM
My family, friends (and some enemies!) know that I am a fan of Trader Joe's. In fact I have come to believe that T'J's is more or less a comestible cult. The store evokes deep devotion.
Their grain medley (above) is great as a side or a main dish.
Maybe it's a wee bit pricey at $3.49 for eight ounces.
I decided to make by own version - and you can do it too.
I cooked equal amounts of wild rice, barley, and quiona. I omitted the wheat-berries 'cause I did not have any in my pantry.
('Tis a bit time consuming since the rice, barley and quiona have different cooking times, so they cannot be merged before cooking),
Once I had cooked the grains I mixed them in a big bowl, cooled them in the fridge, and then added dried cranberries, slivered almonds, and the juice of two lemons.
Oh so good! Nearly as good as the T.J's original - and less expensive.
I ate some for dinner tonight with (waste not, want not) some excellent stir fried vegetables and tofu which I brought home in a "doggy bag" from P.F. Chang/'s on Friday night.
Great for a cold evening meal on a warm day.
You can do it too!