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The Complete Gluten-Free Whole Grains Cookbook {Rafflecopter Giveaway}

From nutty to sweet, gluten-free whole grains are simply delicious

I was Blessed to receive a copy of The Complete Gluten-Free Whole Grains Cookbook by Judith Finlayson for review.

ISBN-10: 0778804380
ISBN-EAN: 9780778804383
Publisher: Rose, Robert Incorporated

We all know that eating a variety of healthy grains is an essential party of a balanced diet.  But what do you do when you can’t eat wheat?   More people than ever are searching for gluten-free options, my own daughter included.  Sometimes finding delicious, nutritious wheat-free foods can be not only challenging but also confusing.  Whether you’re gluten intolerant or not it’s vital to eat a diet full of a variety of whole grains.  Studies show that eating a diet rich in whole grains:

  • Reduces the possibility of developing type 2 Diabetes
  • Makes it less likely you’ll have a heart attack
  • Helps keep your blood pressure under control
  • Reduces your risk of having a stroke
  • Lowers your risk for certain types of cancer
  • Helps you maintain your weight & ensures a healthier waist-to-hip ratio
  • Helps keep your cholesterol levels low
  • Fights gum disease
  • Promotes intestinal regularity

Eating a gluten-free diet rich in whole grains doesn’t have to be boring, tedious or laborious. You needn’t rely on pre-packaged foods nor are you destined to hours in the kitchen slaving over a hot stove.  In fact whole grains are actually ‘fast food”, taking 25 minutes or less to prepare.  :)  And most whole grains are available right in your grocery store; like buckwheat, corn, oats, quinoa, various types of rice and sorghum.

So now that you have the scoop on gluten-free whole grains I bet you’re itching to start cooking!  The Complete Gluten-Free Whole Grains Cookbook includes 125 awesome recipes that will have you singing the praises of whole grains at every meal!  Recipes include tips and nutritional information and are very easy to follow and re-create at home.  From sweet and savory to home-style comfort foods and gourmet delights, the only thing these delicious recipes are lacking is gluten!  The Complete Gluten-Free Whole Grains Cookbook has a chapter devoted to every meal and then some! Color photographs of each grain are included so you’ll know what you’re looking for at the market!

My Favorite Gluten-Free Whole Grains Recipes
  • Buttermilk Buckwheat Pancakes
  • Zesty Cheddar Crisps
  • Vegetable Tempura
  • Hearty Miso-Spiked Vegetable Soup
  • Kasha and Beet Salad with Celery and Feta
  • Arroz con Pollo
  • Italian-Style Chicken with Rice
  • Soba Noodles with Broccoli Sauce
  • Basic Polenta and Grits
  • Pretty Traditional Rice Pudding

Red Beans and Rice is such a healthy dish.  The recipe below is absolutely delicious!  Prepare with vegetable broth and it’s totally vegetarian!  Made with canned beans, this version of Red Beans and Rice is ready in less than 45 minutes.  Add a huge green salad and you’ve got a complete meal!

This fresh twist on the classic Southern dish of red beans and rice is gluten-free.
Red Beans and Red Rice
Vegan Friendly – Serves 8
Here’s a fresh twist on the classic Southern dish of red beans and rice.  Bulked up with muscular red rice, this is very hearty.  The green peas add a burst of color, making this a visually attractive dish that looks good on a buffet.  It is particularly tasty as an accompaniment to roast chicken or pork, or pork chops or a platter of roasted vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 4 stalks celery, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • ½ tsp salt (see tips)
  • ½ tsp cracked black peppercorns
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup Wehani or Camargue red rice, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups water or reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable stock (see tips)
  • 2 cups drained, rinsed cooked or canned red beans (see tips)
  • 2 cups cooked green peas

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat for 30 seconds. Add onion, bell pepper, celery and garlic and cook, stirring, until pepper is softened, about 5 minutes. Add thyme, salt, peppercorns and cayenne and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  2. Add rice and toss to coat. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer until rice is tender and most of the water is absorbed, about 1 hour. Stir in beans and peas and cook, covered, until heated through, about 10 minutes.

Tips – If you’re using chicken or vegetable stock to cook the rice, you may not need the added salt.  When using any canned product, such as chicken stock or beans, check the label to make sure ingredients containing gluten have not been added.  You can cook your own beans or use 1 can (14 to 19 oz.) no-salt-added red kidney or small red beans, drained and rinsed.

Excerpted from The Complete Gluten-Free Whole Grains Cookbook by Judith Finlayson © 2013 Robert Rose Inc. www.robertrose.ca. May not be reprinted without publisher permission.

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Comments

  1. 1
    Enizete Lane says:

    Would love to have the Best of Bridge Slow Cooker Cookbook…..A slow cooking is a life saving…..

  2. 2
    Dianna Thomas says:

    The Easy Indian Cooking, looks interesting and so does 300 Best Chocolate Recipes, now who doesn’t love chocolate–yummmmmmmmmm

  3. 3
    Alyssa Richey says:

    The slow cooker book would aqwesome to have in the kitchen