Every once in a while I make something that just isn't what I expected.
Several years ago, I heard that sweet brown rice was the only rice that would sprout. I envisioned all kinds of fantastic raw sprouted rice dishes, sushi, un-fried rice, raw rice pilaf, and so on:)
I bought some organic, sweet brown rice in the bulk bins at the co-op. I excitedly brought it home, soaked, and sprouted it!
OK... now to sample my sweet, beautiful, sprouted raw brown rice....
um...not so good, lol!
It was really not sweet, as the name implies, but rather bitter, and still quite hard. Could I mask the taste with some intense ingredients like NamaShoyu or something...
uh...not happening, and of course, still hard.
So, my lovely sprouted brown rice went straight into the dehydrator, and was ground into powder. I knew there was some nutritional benefit to it, as some protein powders are made with rice.
Now I sprout sweet brown rice just to make this healthy raw sprout powder:)
I also do this at the end of the week with any leftover sprouts, like mung bean, that I am unable to use before they go bad. Simply dehydrate, and grind in the Blendtec:)
I have hidden:) this powder in smoothies, soups, crackers, and today, banana soft-serve:)
Strawberry Stracciatella Soft-Serve
4 frozen bananas
1 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen
1/8-1/4 cup rice powder, or other sprout powder of choice, optional:)
1/4 cup raw chocolate, still melted
chocolate covered strawberries, chopped fresh berries, optional
1. Pulse frozen bananas in food processor fitted with the "S" blade until well chopped. Add strawberries and rice powder, and continue to process until mixture is the consistency of soft-serve ice cream. You may have to stop and scrape the sides occasionally.
2. With the machine running, drizzle in the raw melted chocolate. This will form thin, crispy chocolate chips, known as "Stracciatella". So delish!
3. Serve with additional chopped strawberries and top with a chocolate covered strawberry:)
So this is what I did with a raw food gone rawng:) I would love to know if you have anything you have done to "save" an inedible raw food.