Cooked Aztec rice blend
Ingredients: colusari red rice, long grain brown rice, split peas, amaranth. You can purchase the ingredients separately and then mix them the way you want, experiment to be as colorful as you would like it to be, or buy from Bulk Barn the actual “Aztec rice blend”. Look how colorful:
Cooking instructions: Bring 500 ml of water to a boil. Add 1 cup of aztec blend and 5 ml of butter or olive oil (optional). Bring back to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered for 25 minutes. Remove from heat. Let rest while covered for 10 minutes. fluff with a fork and serve. Yields 3 1/4 cups.
Cooking instructions – My way: Soak 1 cup of aztec rice blend in water for at least 1 hour, even better if you soak for longer. Soaking it in water will break up certain covering elements in the grains, this way will cook faster and will be easier to digest. When soaking is done, remove water. Chop up a little bit of an organic onion. Mix the onion in 5 ml of coconut oil and sautee it for couple of minutes. Mix the aztec blend into your sauteed onions and stir for a couple of minutes. Now add the 500 ml of water and boil it until done. Oh and condiments, you must use spices if you’d like- if not, just simply use what you usually use. On of my powder spice mixes taht I often use is called “madras masala”, which I add to almost everything. Madras masala is an indian spice mix. I only use a tiny bit, some of you might like it spicyer, and it gives an awsome taste to the food. At the end you can top it with sunflower seeds or some other nuts and seeds too. What a hearty meal!
Colusari red rice
This Rice should be kept in a cool, dry place for storage. If it is stored properly, it should last up to 12-15 months. Colusari Red Rice can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 12 weeks after it has been cooked. Just thaw in refrigerator overnight. It can also be kept in the refrigerator for up to three days after it has been cooked. Again, it should be kept in an airtight container.Colusari Red Rice is an heirloom variety of rice taken from a seed bank in Maryland and cultivated by the original grower. This exclusive burgundy rice holds its colour after cooking for a stunning presentation. It has a light nutty flavour and the nourishment of ancient grains. 1/4 cup contains 3 g of dietary fiber, calcium and iron.
It was a staple food of the Aztecs, and was used as an integral part of Aztec religious ceremonies. Amaranth has been cultivated as a grain for 8,000 years. Amaranth is particularly nutritious. Protein is of an unusually high quality in this grain. A ¼ cup of amaranth grain supplies 60% of the Recommended Dietary Allowance of iron. Amaranth grain is particularly high in lysine, an amino acid that most grains lack. Amaranth grain is free of gluten, which is important for people with gluten allergies.
Enjoy and develop Aztec strength!