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Oct 12, 2007 06:13 PM

help: has anyone cooked Vitameal?

I am looking for a tasty and economical recipe for Vitameal.

The food bank I work at has a ton of it- literally- and we need to get soup kitchens to take it by providing a good recipe.

Vitameal is a nutrient rich, rice/ lentil/ mild spice mixture that was engineered to feed malnourished children.

I've been told that the flavor is bland by design- this way the local flavors of wherever it is distributed can easily be added.

I'd love to hear ideas- Vitameal would be a fantastic addition ot a shelter/ soup kitchen meal during the winter months-

thank you!

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    Vitameal Porridge

    1/2 fist size of white rice
    1/4 fist size of Vitameal grain (rule of thumb: use ratio of 1:3 for Vitameal:white rice


    Wash white rice. Do not wash Vitameal grain (washing will rinse away vitamins and mineral).
    Place all ingredients above into rice cooker, add lots of water (to make porridge texture) and set to cook.
    When cook, scoop out needed portion into serving bowl. Add hot water and stir to required texture.
    For a balance meal, serve Vitameal porridge with other dishes.

    Hope this helps! :)

    1. Saute carrots, onions, and celery add vitameal chicken stock, add s&p to taste.

      It would take curry well - but would that work with the soup kitchen?