Whole Grains Fiesta

I have stopped consuming white rice for about 3 weeks now. It’s hard at the beginning, I have been eating white rice all of my life. I love the taste, I love to eat warm white rice with fried fish, sambal, raw veggies and basil leaves. It reminds me of my home country ๐Ÿ˜ญ But I gotta do what I gotta do ๐Ÿ˜‘

I tried to buy organic food as much as I canย when I can find it and I have money for it, then I’ll buy it. I found a good supplier of organic grains on Taobao.com, the price is not crazy expensive, so it’s a very good deal for me!

For organic food in China, you can tell from the special label that being attached to the packaging.

I replaced my white rice stock with some varieties of grains. I prefer brown rice, black rice, millets, and buckwheat for now.

Organic Brown Rice: RMB22.90(USD3.61)/1.5kg
Organic Black Rice: RMB29.90(USD4.71)/1.5kg
Organic Millets: RMB21.90(USD3.45)/1.5kg
Buckwheat: RMB12.90(USD2.03)/450grams

For brown and black rice, you have to soak it at least 7 hours. Usually, I will soak it in the morning and cook it for dinner.

Cooking brown rice can be challenging for a person who has never cooked it before. The first couple times cooking it was disastrous, I put too much water, it was mushy like a porridge ๐Ÿ˜†

Tonight, I got it right. I mixed a half cup of brown rice and a half cup of black rice with 2 cups of water. I also add 3 tablespoons of thick coconut milk and aย half teaspoon of salt to make it tastier, and tadaaaa… it was perfect!

I had a better luck with cooking millets ๐Ÿ˜†

For millets, you don’t have to soak it. For 1 cup of millets, you have to add 2 cups of water.

I haven’t try to cook buckwheat yet, I will let you all know when I do ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

So far, I love my new varieties of grains!๐Ÿ˜