November 26th, 2008


Mixed rice ideas

So I sent my hubby grocery shopping with a list.  He came back with two different organic mixes of rices instead of plain organic brown.  I am wondering what spices or seasonings to use to bring out their flavors.  I want to steer clear of beans since I often make different types of bean & rice recipes.  I am looking for something that is simple and will just intensify the grains.  I looked under the tags and did not see anything like what I'm looking for.  Some of these grains I have never worked with.

Both mixes have basically different varieties of these:
sweet brown rice, brown rice, whole grain Wehani rice and whole grain Black Japonica rice.

There is a recipe on the back of one of the bags that I may try (minus the nuts), but I would like some help in finding different ways to fix them, with different seasonings.


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Pumpkin Smoothie

Tomorrow I am making pumpkin smoothie.

It requires "Dates". I was wondering if those are accessible, or should be at least, at your nearest grocer.

Since this is the vegancooking site, I will give out the whole recipe::

3 small dates
1/2 cup soy milk
1/2 cup plain canned pumpkin (or more)
1/2 banana
cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger (or pumpkin pie spice)
splash vanilla extract
ice cubes (maybe 1 cup)

If you're planning ahead of time, soak the dates in the soymilk overnight. Other than that, toss everything into the blender and blend it up! Change the quantities of items to match your thickness/pumpkinness preference.