I was cooking barley brown rice for my family for a while now. And then I read that black rice is also good for us, including all the black things like black bean, black woodear and black sesame seeds. I also bought some millet because of the health benefits that I read. So, I decided to mix all these grains together. Chinese believed that barley can aids in beauty like have beautiful skin, reduce heatiness and detoxification, black rice aids kidney, bright eyes and millet aids stomach, etc.
I also read that not everyone can eat millet especially for those that have hypothyroidism or problem with thyroid. Since I had it before, I definitely watching what I eat. I would probably use the rest of the millet to make bread or buns instead. Small quantity is fine, just not everyday.
Now I am alternating barley brown rice, turmeric garlic brown rice, sweet potato brown rice and black brown rice for our meals. You can find the recipes under Rice.
- 1 1/2 cup brown rice
- 1/2 cup barley
- 3 Tbsp. black rice
- 3 Tbsp. millet
- Water according to your rice cooker. Mine is double of the white rice level at 4.
Rinse until the water is clear. You can set the timer to cook 2 hours later. Or soak brown rice, barley and black rice for 2 hours, add millet and cook in the rice cooker.