i sauteed 1 cup of it in canola oil, then poured in 2 c. of nearly boiling water, covered and simmered. when all that water had evaporated, it still didn't seem done enough so i poured in enough water to fill to the top of the grain and simmered it until that all cooked in. the baby eats it eagerly.
today i finally made the borscht i'd been meaning to do.
in 1 qt of water i boiled some beef bones and onion ends from when we grilled the other day, and let that do its thing in a covered pot all early afternoon. when that seemed brothy enough i strained it and added a quart of chicken broth from the fridge. i chopped
- 3 medium/large beets
- 5 small/medium carrots
- 1 onion
- 1/3 head of cabbage
- 1/2 cup fresh dill
i put the beets and carrots in the broth to cook, and sauteed the onion. after about 20min, when i could pierce the beets with a fork, i added the onions and cabbage, half the dill, and 2Tbsp tomato puree. then brought all that back up to a simmer, and cooked until the cabbage was barely soft, and seasoned to taste with
- apple cider vinegar (~2Tbsp)
serve topped with remaining dill and dollops of sour cream