RE: rice and barley
Posted Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 11:21 AM
Tofu is ok, but I am wondering about how to eat vegan without trying to replace meat with a fake meat. Fake meat tends to be expensive and create cravings for the real thing with me.
, I am trying and very proud of myself for getting this far.
thank you for this great plan
I have heard that adding barley to rice in the pot before cooking, increase the protien food value of both?
Does this sound reasonable and true? the recommend mix was 3 parts rice to 1 part barley.
It sounds reasonable in a sense - it's not changing the rice but it is adding to the result because the result isn't simply rice anymore - the barley is adding to the mix.
Of course, beans, lentils, etc have protein and whole grains also have a bit of protein as well. Not to mention that most Westernized diets have way more protein than necessary on average. Give or take, the average person needs about 1/2 their body weight in protein grams per day. So, for example, at 180 lbs, a person would need about 90 grams of protein (again, that's a rough average, individual needs vary, especially for pregnant folks, growing kids, and body builders). 1 cup of cooked black beans is about 15 grams of protein (approx); 1 cup of long grain brown rice is about 5 grams; 1 cup of raw broccoli is about 2.5 grams of protein (yes, broccoli contains protein )Also, it's an 'average it out' type thing - if one day is lower than usual, that's not a big deal. Most SAD-eating folks eat (Or think they need to eat) well over that amount per day.