Steamed: Bring liquid to a boil in a large saucepan. Stir in grain. Cover. Reduce heat to low and simmer until tender. Drain extra liquid if needed.
When kids help make healthy food, they are more likely to try it. Show kids how to:
❁ measure grains and liquids.
❁ package cooked grains for the freezer.
❁ Look for whole wheat flour as one of the first ingredients on a product you buy – breakfast cereals, pasta, breads.
❁ Substitute whole wheat flour for up to half the flour in a recipe - try it in cookies, pancakes, pizza crust, muffins or breads.
Depending on their skills, show kids how to:
❁ Measure flours and other dry ingredients
❁ Mash bananas
❁ Crack and beat eggs
❁ Use a ¼ cup measuring cup to dip and pour batter