Saturday, August 11, 2007

What to do with Harvest Grain?

Before I left for Indiana I stopped by Trader Joe's and purchased some items that I knew they didn't have at the Indiana stores. One of the things I bought was this Harvest Grains blend. The thing is, I have NO idea what to do with it.

It is made up of Israeli Couscous, Orzo, Baby Garbanzo Beans, and Red Quinoa. The cooking directions are to bring chicken broth to a boil, add the grain mixture, and simmer covered for 10 minutes.

The serving suggestion provided on the package ("Serve as a side dish with meat") left a little something to be desired. Please let me know what you would do with this product. I really want to bring out its full potential!


Anonymous said...

While I liked this product, I had trouble getting all the grains to cook evenly (some stayed a bit too crunchy, others grew a bit too soft). I put it in vegetable soup with tomatoes, onions, all the sad leftovers in my vegetable drawer, and a bunch of fresh herbs-- pretty good! ~jen

Kevin said...

Oh, but they have this now at the Indy Trader Joes! I purchased it last week but don't know what to do with it either :) .

Anonymous said...

Mix it w/ 1 jar of TJ's artichoke found near the eggplant @ olive tapenades. Actually, you can mix with any of those. I add some dolmas or chicken sausage depending on whether you are cooking for vegans or not.