How to Cook Perfect Brown Rice

I’ve heard so many people say they can’t cook rice. That it never turns out. That they just don’t know how to cook perfect brown rice. That it’s sticky and lumpy, and on and on.   So they resort to a rice cooker. Well, if you don’t have a rice cooker and you don’t want to go out and buy one, read on.   I have always had great success cooking rice. It was just as easy as following the package directions. Anyone could do it.   That was then. Many years ago. Suddenly one day,...

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Healthy Snack Recipe: Oat & Brown Rice Nut Snacks

This Healthy Snack Recipe, specifically Oat and Brown Rice Nut Snacks, keeps me from eating less healthy foods when I am nearly always looking for something to snack on after dinner.   My go-to after dinner snack is usually fruit. Watermelon or cantaloupe in the summer. Oranges, tangerines, or grapefruit in the winter. But sometimes I just don't feel like fruit.   And that's when these lovely little snacks come in handy. After dinner. I don’t know about you, but the longer the day wears on, the hungrier I get. Especially if I’m not busy....

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Middle Eastern Tabouli Salad

This wonderfully delicious Middle Eastern Tabouli Salad along with a lettuce salad and cooked green beans, broccoli, asparagus or brussel sprouts makes a simple, filling, nutrient-dense, plant-based meal.   The texture and secret of this dish is in the finely chopped vegetables. Leave your veggies too coarse and you won't get the same effect. So maintain patience while you chop and give them a small dice.   I always like to choose my own tomatoes in the store. If by chance I have tomatoes on the list and my husband or daughter shop for...

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Whole Grain Oatmeal Breakfast

For this dish you can use either Whole Oat Groats or Steel Cut Oats. Either way, you are getting the whole grain and both are delicious. The only difference is the whole groat is steel cut into thirds. Now, because there is a longer cook time, you can make a big batch of these the night before and refrigerate. Come morning, all you have to do is heat and eat. Also, you will have enough for several servings....

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Whole Grain Pancakes

Step 1

Mix all ingredients together and drop by 1/4 cupful onto hot griddle.

Step 2

Serve with canned peaches in their own juice, applesauce or the traditional maple syrup.

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Whole Grain Burger Patty

Step 1

Pour 3/4 cup of boiling water over 1/2 cup bulgur and let sit for 30 minutes. In the meantime, cook the brown rice and while the bulgur is cooking in the boiling water and the brown rice is cooking, go ahead and assemble the rest of the ingredients, mixing well.

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