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Four Grain Cereal Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Craig and Beth Ewoldt
Added: Thursday, September 25, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Grain Mix:
4 c. whole grain wheat
4 c. whole grain Guinea corn
4 c. whole grain corn
4 c. whole grain acha



Cereal (two servings):
2/3 cup of water
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 c. grain mix

Directions:
Directions:
First, buy the grains in the market, approximately equal parts of wheat, guinea corn, acha. You may try other grains also, but maize does not seem to work as well.

To preparing the grains for the cereal, wash grains, take out stones, dry. Toast grains in a fry pan. Keep stirring until a bit brown but not burned. You do not need to toast the acha. Take to the market for grinding, not too fine, just a little bit crunchy.

For cereal: Boil water. Then make a paste with your cereal in a bowl using a little of the hot water. This step will help keep the cereal from being lumpy. Mix the paste into the balance of the boiled water. Stir while cooking for about three minutes, or until it is the consistency you like. You may like your cereal thinner or thicker, and will learn exactly how much cereal and water to use.

The cereal is delicious as is. But for additional flavor and nutrition, you can cook raisins, dates or other dried fruit as you boil the water. Use this same water for the cereal, and you retain all the nutrients and flavor.

Serve as you wish, topping with any combination of the following: Milk, yogurt, fruit “smoothie”, cut fruit or honey.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is delicious, nutritious, inexpensive, and easy to make for your breakfast. Enjoy good eating and good health!

 

 

 

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