Last night Neil and I headed to the gym after work to get in a cardio session in before heading home for a little yoga and dinner. I was already planning on making red curry vegetables and tempeh for dinner so I was delighted to see a box from Village Harvest Rice sitting on my doorstep. Neil and I anxiously opened the box to find a variety of frozen whole grains just waiting for us to heat them up. Since I was already making curry for dinner and planning on making a grain to go with I was excited to try one of the varieties out. I let Neil choose and he decided on the red quinoa and brown rice blend. All I had to do was cook my curry and heat the grains up on the stove for 3-4 minutes. Simple and quick. I was as little weary about whether the grains would hold up or if they would be mushy like other heat and eat grains I had tried before.
Conclusion: The grains were perfect. They were not over cooked, not mushy and they held up really well with the curry sauce. I am very impressed! This is just the thing I need to have in my house for busy nights since grains always take the longest to cook.
Since we were pretty hungry last night we didn’t have enough for leftovers so I made beans, greens and grains this morning for our lunches. I decided to try the wheatberry and barley blend to serve along with my stir fry of black beans, spinach, zucchini and peppers. I snuck a few bites and I’m excited for lunch to come.
I think lunch will be the perfect fuel for my run this afternoon. Then it’s off to yoga and out for a drink with the Hubz.