Last night I made the mushroom casserole I mentioned in my previous post, using my left over mixed grains. (I also used thyme instead of Tarragon, and added a little leftover pizza sauce that I needed to use up.) The resulting casserole tastes amazing. However, it looks exactly like dog food. :) It doesn't bother me, but I don't think I would serve it to anyone else.
I think that using brown rice might reduce the dog food look because the rice would have more discreet particles whereas my grains look like more of a mash now that they've cooked into the casserole.
I also had an awesome breakfast this morning. Last night I simmered 1/2 cup of uncooked wheat berries in about 2 cups of water for about an hour. This morning, I paired 1/2 of the cooked wheat berries with 2% Greek Yogurt, slice strawberries, pecans, and maple syrup. It was a nice variation on my typical granola, blackberries, yogurt, and honey combo, and the wheat berries are definitely healthier than granola. They are also fun to eat because they have a nice chewiness to them.
I'm having a lot of fun experimenting with different grains lately. Up next? I'm thinking Amaranth! (As for where I find my grains, I've had good luck at the bulk bins in both Rouses and Whole Foods- and it hasn't been particularly expensive, which is always nice!)