Monday, April 27, 2009
Really Exciting REALLY CHEAP Really Healthy New Meal Staple
I am REALLY EXCITED!! Thanks to some girlfriends of mine, I have been introduced to a whole new food staple. A couple of months back, I blogged about making sprouts. That was all good and fine. It was fun too. What I didn't understand was that people eat some sprouted grains as a main staple (like rice or pasta). AND the exciting part ......... Sauteed in butter and garlic with some onion and carrot added in, these sprouted rye taste fabulous! They don't taste at all like rye bread (which i don't like). Their more like a brown or wild rice / whole grain taste.
I paid $1.44 for 2 lbs of rye at a health food store. It can be bought cheaper in bulk. My friend, Hazel, taught me to fill the jar 1/3 of the way full with the rye berries and soak overnight. Then rinse them a couple times a day with the jar upside down until they sprout. The jar filled so full that I had to use a butter knife to pry them out. The pan was really stuffed full. Its a dirt cheap, full of nutrition, tastes great, easy way to stretch your budget type meal staple that will feed a big family like mine.
One of my kids announced after eating them "they're not that bad" this is translation for "it will take some getting used to". Moonbeam ate two helpings. My husband liked them (which was the ultimate test). I'm really psyched :-)