Rice-Based Foods

Basic Rice Recipe
Mix well. Freeze in small freezer bags. Break off pieces as needed, heat, and serve. Other items you can add are cooked macaroni, beans, raisins, or chopped figs.

Mixed Veggies and Rice Boil brown rice quite fast, unlike cooking rice for humans. This way the rice is crunchy in the middle. You can supplement or exchange any of the veggies with fresh veggies like chopped broccoli, grated carrots, green beans, eggplant, squashes, partially cooked sweet potatoes, fresh corn on the cob, apple, etc. Use your imagination.

I use this amount every four days because I have alot of birds. If you only have one or two, mix up the same way only don't thaw the frozen veggies. Put amounts equal to two days of servings in plastic bags and freeze.
- Kathleen P. Lyons

Power Lunch
Place all ingredients in an 8x8x2-inch ovenproof glass dish or 1 1/2 quart glass bowl and stir to mix. Cover with waxed paperand cook in microwave on high for 25 minutes. Add to this freshcut-up vegetables such as celery, bell pepper, peas, beans, squash, or mixed vegetables, or brussels sprouts. Serve warm.
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Soft Food Recipe
Add beans to water, bring to a boil, then turn down and simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed from the mixture. Remove from heat and add frozen corn and peas to your preference, usually about 1 cup of corn and 1/2 cup of peas will do, but your bird may enjoy more or less of these veggies. Let stand a while as the frozen vegetables cook a bit, probably about 10 or 15 minutes.

*Chop carrots, apples, oranges, sweet potatoes, peppers (red), broccoli, squash, and other vegetable that is handy and fresh (corn on the cob, peas from the garden, etc.), into bird bite sized pieces. Add them to the mixture of beans and rice.*Sprinkle lightly with a good quality bird vitamin powder, acidophilus culture, and Spirulina and stir into mixture.Chop firm, lowfat tofu into bite-sized chunks and mix it in. Serve with chopped grapes on top.Do not leave this out for very long, as it will start to spoil. Should be removed before nightfall, or if it starts to smell spoiled.
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Millet and Rice
Soak millet in water for 20 minutes prior to cooking. Mix together with rice and serve warmed.
- Kathy ???

Birdie Treats
Mush it all together into meal-size balls and freeze. It only takes about 45 mins to defrost.
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