Friday, April 17, 2009

A flavour discovery.

If you are getting tired of having potatoes with your dinner, I discovered these rice blends at the Bulk Barn, and they are delicious!

Top left: Golden Jewel Blend: Israeli couscous, enriched macaroni, split baby garbanzo beans, quinoa

Top right: Aztec Blend: colusari red rice, long grain brown rice, split peas, amaranth.

Bottom: Jade Blend: Bamboo rice, wheat berries, basmati rice, green lentils, split baby garbanzo beans, Daikon radish seeds.
(* I love the way the radish seeds 'pop' when you bite into them.)

I can't say which one I like the best, which ever one I have cooked up is the winner that day. They make a good lunch idea. I've been trying to watch what I eat and cut back on potatoes a bit. One of my true weaknesses especially fried or mashed with LOTS of butter..mmmmmmmmmm

These blends are really filling but despite all the various ingredents they are a bit on the bland side so you can choose to flavour them all you want. My current favourite is the Chili Lime Sansel from Victorian Epicure. It's not overly expensive and you only have to use a little bit so my bottle is lasting forever. LOL
Oh if you order online you have to type in a consultant's name, use Arlene Roberts. ;o) That's my sister.

I'm going to experiment with some others I'll let you know how they turn out.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the plug, sis! LOL


Granny's Girls said...

You are on the right track I like the pink & black. far more you than the brown.

FeyRhi said...

I like this template the best. Grape vines are right up my alley.

Susan said...

Because of the black background the type needs to be a trifle larger for those of us with bifocals. Love the BackGround It is so you!! perfect choice!

Paz said...

Tried something similar to the Jade Blend and you're right about the radish seed. It's really good with grilled chicken or shrimp.

BTW love the new blog layout.

FeyRhi said...

*muah* Thanks Paz, Grape seemed a little more me. I usually tear up some roasted chicken into my rice for work...I may experiment with a bit of shrimp. That would be a nice change.

Anonymous said...

I tried the Golden Jewel Blend today and it's awesome! My 7 year old wants it for her lunches. Do you have the nutritional information?
Thank you

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