Cozy up to ancient grains this fall

 

Ancient grains are everywhere right now--and rightfully so. This group has remained relatively genetially unchanged for millenea, a trait that is unheard of in today's major grains such as modern corn, rice, and wheat. Their tried and true qualities are said to be higher in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and flavor.

Our Jansal Valley® ancient grain blend combines  farro, freekeh, grano, red rice, rye berries and wheat berries. This particular balance has been specially selected for even cooking and harmonious flavors and textures.

Ancient grains are excellent in soups, salads, as a side, or even in place of hot breakfast cereals. Here we are combining them with nutritional power houses for an Ancient Grains Power Bowl to fuel you through your day.

 

Ancient Grains Power Bowl

 

Ingredients


1 pkg Jansal Valley® Ancient Grains
1 C Rainbow Carrots / roughly chopped
1 C Brussels Sprouts / washed / quartered
½ C Endive / halved
½ C Radicchio / halved
¼ C Watercress / washed / trimmed
½ C L’essence du Fromage®Crème Fraîce
¼ C Walnuts / toasted / roughly chopped
1 Grapefruit / segmented
Salad Dressing of Choice / to taste

 
 

Method


Preheat oven to 375°F. Cook grains according to package instructions, chill, and reserve. Roast Brussels sprouts in the oven for 25 minutes, or until tender. Chill and reserve. Grill endive and radicchio, slice ¼” thick. Chill and reserve. To serve, divide grains evenly among four bowls. Arrange grapefruit, watercress, endive, radicchio, and Brussels sprouts on top. Top Brussels sprouts with crème fraîche and toasted walnuts. Finish with choice of salad dressing, salt, and pepper.

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