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New products hitting our shelves – Lunds and Byerly’s Grains and Rices

Posted by by Julie Griffin, director of Lunds and Byerly's products
Monday, September 30, 2013

Fresh, high quality, artisan rices, rice blends and grains (many of which are whole grains) make up this culturally authentic new collection. From the familiar to the exotic, these grains and rices will provide you with healthy, delicious mealtime inspiration.

Boxed Blends
The twelve chef-crafted blends combine grains, rice and artisanal ingredients in perfect balance that cook consistently every time. These blends make it easy for you to take your favorite recipe and kick up the flavor a notch. Some selections accommodate special dietary needs, such as a base for vegan and gluten free meals. Each blend offers a unique flavor profile, texture and stunning appearance.

Pantry Items
This collection of rices and grains offers a delicious assortment of ingredients to use as a base for main dishes or as wholesome side dish accompaniments. They are nutritional powerhouses, filled with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. All nine varieties are easily incorporated into your favorite entrée or side dish recipe.

Here’s a tasty recipe using our new white quinoa:

Quinoa Breakfast Bars

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup cooked white quinoa
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries or blueberries
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds

Directions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8x8 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Mix together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. In another bowl, use a hand mixer to combine applesauce, sugars, molasses, egg and vanilla. Slowly add flour mixture to second bowl, mixing as you add.

Fold in quinoa, oats, cranberries and almonds. Pour mixture into baking dish. Bake for 10–14 minutes, until a toothpick, inserted into the center, comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Cut bars into six even slices and serve.

Store in an airtight container.

Amount: Makes 6 bars (easily doubled)

Nutrition Info per one bar: 180 calories, 4.5 g fat, 5.5 g protein, 127 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber

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