Recipes From Bulk

Polenta
Heat 3 cups of water or stock to boiling. Slowly stir in 1 C polenta and cook at least 20-30 minutes. Add 1 ½ T butter, 1 t salt, and (optional) sautéed garlic and parmesan cheese. Spread on greased baking dish and allow to set for 1 hour to firm. Soft polenta should be served immediately.

Corn & Oat Pancake Mix
Beat one egg and ¾ c of milk (dairy, soy or rice). 1 T of oil is optional. Pour this liquid into 1 c of mix; stir lightly. Cook on a hot, greased griddle. Makes 6 four inch pancakes.

Buckwheat & Buttermilk Pancake Mix
Beat one egg and ¾ c of milk (dairy, soy or rice). 1 T of oil is optional. Pour this liquid into 1 c of mix; stir lightly. Cook on a hot, greased griddle. Makes 6 four inch pancakes.

Refried Bean Mix
In a bowl, combine 1 ½ cups bean mix with 1 ¼ cups boiling water. Stir well. Cover. Let sit 5 minutes. Stir again. Serve. Makes 1 ½ cups (2 servings).

Black Bean Mix
In a bowl, combine 1 ½ cups bean mix with 1 ¼ cups boiling water. Stir well. Cover. Let sit 5 minutes. Stir again. Serve. Makes 1 ½ cups (2 servings).

Hummus Mix
Place 1 ½ cups hummus mix in a bowl.  Add 1 ½ cups cold water and 2 T olive oil. Stir until thick. Add a dash of lemon juice and parsley if desired.

Falafel Mix
In a bowl, combine 2/3 c falafel mix with 1/3 c cold water. Stir well. Let stand 15 minutes. Panfry thin bun-size patties or quarter size balls in 1/8” oil until crisp and brown on both sides. For oil free preparation, simply cook in non-stick covered pan or back in 325 degree oven until done.

Bulk Beans
Wash beans and drain. Cover with cold water, discard floaters and soak 4-8 hours in a cool place. Drain, add 3 cups of fresh water for every cup of beans. Cover, bring to boil. Simmer until soft, approx. 2-3 hours.

Bulk Rice
1 cup rice to 2 cups of water or broth. Combine in a pot with a tight fitting lid. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 50 min (Pink Madagascar Rice takes 20 min). Remove from heat and let sit for 10min.

Bulk Quinoa
Rinse quinoa. Place 2 parts liquid and 1 part quinoa in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil, simmer approx. 10-15 minutes, until liquid is absorbed. Quinoa will be transparent when done.

Barley (Hulled) 
Wash hulled barley, soak overnight. Drain. Bring 4 cups water or broth to a boil. Stir in 1 c of soaked barley. Cover, reduce heat. Cook for approx. 60 minutes. During the last half of the cooking, check liquid level and add more if needed.

Soft Winter Wheat Berries
Soak 1 c wheat berries overnight in 3 ½ c cold water in a covered pot. Boil wheat berries in soaking water 15 minutes, for parboiled wheat, or 50-60 minutes for fully cooked berries. Add water as needed as they cook.

Millet (Hulled)
Combine ½ c millet with 1 ¼ c water or stock. Heat to a boil, cover, simmer until millet is tender. Start checking at 20 minutes. When liquid is absorbed, remove from heat and let stand in covered pot for 10 minutes.

Split Peas/ Lentils
Wash and drain. Add 3 cups of water or broth for every cup of peas/lentils. Cover and bring to a boil. Immediately reduce heat and simmer until soft, approx. 40-50 min.

Couscous
Bring 1 ¼ c water to a boil. Add 1 c couscous (butter, oil, salt are optional). Stir, bring to a boil again. Remove from heat and let stand covered for 5 minutes.

Rye Flakes
1 Serving: 1 c water, 1/3 c cereal, dash of salt. 2 servings: 2 c water, 2/3 c ereal, dash of salt. Boil water, slowly stir in flakes. Simmer for 20 minutes, or until water is absorbed.

Quinoa Flakes
1 Serving: 1 c water, 1/3 flakes. 2 Servings: 2 c water, 2/3 c flakes. 4 Servings: 3 ½ c water, 1 1/3 c flakes.
Add Quinoa flakes to rapidly boiling water. Return to a boil and cook for 90 seconds, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and allow to cool (cereal will thicken slightly).

Bulgar Wheat
Combine 1 c bulgar with 2 ½ c water or broth. Cover, simmer for 25-30 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat, let bulgar stand for 10 minutes in covered pot.

Oat Bran
Mix 1 1/3 c water and 2/3 cereal. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, let stand 5 minutes. Serves 2.

Farina Cereal
Bring 2 water to a boil. Add ½ farina slowly, stirring constantly. Return to a boil, simmer approx. 3 minutes.

7-Grain Cereal
Sprinkle ½ cereal into 1 ½ c boiling water, cover and simmer 7-10 minutes.