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Old 02-23-2015, 12:50 PM
 
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I'm trying to get my husband to eat a wider variety of side dishes. I like amaranth and quinoa, he doesn't. So...I try to disguise them. So I have a amaranth/quinoa/wild rice combination mix I use, and then try and disguise it further. I figured, bacon! That should do it! Bacon makes everything better! So I made this:

1/2 c. grain mix, although I 'm sure you could use whatever grain you like
Mix with a little over a cup of water, bring to boil, simmer for 15 minutes or until all the water is gone.

Two strips of bacon, cut into chunks probably 1/2 inch wide, cooked.
When they're crispy, take them out, but reserve most of the fat.
Add a bunch of sliced onion and cook them until they're nearly all soft, but don't brown, and when they're about done, put in some sliced mushrooms and some minced garlic.
Then I thawed about 3/4 cup of frozen Roasted Sweet Corn I got at HyVee. You could use any corn, but the roasted flavor of this corn REALLY made the dish I think.
So once the grains were done, I dumped it all together and served it. He said it was okay, but he said "You know I'm not a fan of that...whatever it is." I said "Wild rice? You like wild rice!" He went "Oh. Okay."
He either believed me it was nothing but wild rice or he just didn't want to talk about it.

I should have put some shredded cheese on top to disguise it even further...
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Old 02-23-2015, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Sugarmill Woods , FL
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Even bacon can't make everything better!
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Old 02-23-2015, 01:56 PM
 
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You're not a fan of quinoa either?
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:29 PM
 
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I am the one that doesn't like the "healthy" grains and family loves it. Only way I will eat it is if it's with herbs and a touch of vinegar. Or butter and parm but that just makes it not healthy anymore. lol

I will have to try yours for them, thanks!
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Quinoa fried rice is pretty tasty! Try that one.

I have made both normal "asian" fried rice and chorizo fried rice.
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