Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cavena


I got to taste a wonderful new grain Cavena, naked oats. It is a healthy hulless oat which is gluten free and high in protein.

As for the texture, it tastes like bulgur wheat and corn kernels because it has a chewy nutty flavour.
It is a nice rice substitute, a little bit of this grain is very filling. It is a delicious addition to salads and soups. Cavena can also be added into breads and muffins as an oats substitute; toast, cool and grind before adding. Ground toasted Cavena mixed with breadcrumbs can be used for coating and frying i.e. fish.

Here is the nutritional analysis an interesting chart. It has more dietary and soluble fibre, protein and omega fats.


To make this grain simply put 1 cup of Cavena into 2 to 2 1/2 cups of water with a pinch of salt (this is optional) and bring to a boil. Cook covered in low heat for 40 minutes till the water as absorbed. It doesn't get overcooked as the texture of this grain is soft and chewy.


1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 bay leaf
2 tbsp onion
1/2 cup carrots
1/4 cup pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup cooked Cavena

Heat oil add cumin seeds, bay leaves and onion. Then add carrots, pepper, salt and saute. Add the Cavena once the carrots are cooked to taste. Serve hot.


This rice of the prairies is sold in Canada and it will be available in the US do check it out and enjoy including it in your diet.

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55 comments:

  1. Never heard abt this ..I would try for this

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  2. mmmmm...looks great....i vl try to get it!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Delicious and drool worthy..tempting me a lot.

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  4. I would love to have this protein filled and diet friendly grain. But i doubt if i can get it here

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  5. so nice to discover new things! cavena almost looks like the grain of brown rice only that it is longer.

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  6. I swear... I learn SO much from your blog! I've never heard of cavena! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Sounds tasty! I'll have to give it a try.

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  8. I'm hearing it for the first time, nice info shared

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  9. Never heard about this. Very useful and thanks for sharing.
    Kurinjikathambam

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  10. Wow! That's so healthy! I wish it was available here...

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  11. this is so new to me..never ever heard abt this kind of grain but looks quite healthy and power packed..

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  12. Looks like Samba wheat but after going thru the post got to know this better. Thanks for sharing the recipe and your discovery with us.

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  13. thx for the info dear...sounds worth a try

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  14. SUch a healthy grain, doesnt know about this,thanks for sharing..

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  15. Never heard about this ..I'll try for this some time.

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  16. I never heard about this but sound healthy and if I get it I will give it a try!

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  17. Wow, sounds so interesting, would love to try it!
    This is Carolyn, by the way, from All Day... (having issues logging into Blogger).

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  18. Healthy grain .. thx for sharing about it.

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  19. very new and interesting recipe. Healthy too

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  20. Thanks for sharing,i too heard about this...

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  21. hey totally new grain to me, thanks for sharing the wonderful info on it, nice recipe with it !

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  22. Hrd abt this for the first time.....thanks for the info!!!

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  23. I will look for this, sound very healthy!

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  24. Very innovative, I had a packet in my house, will definitely try this.

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  25. I love learning about new things your a wealth of new info for me this one is awesome!

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  26. Thanks yaar for this introduction, definitely a new grain, never saw it before.

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  27. Thank you for this! We are always looking for meat substitutes and other grains. Will see if I can get it around here.

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  28. This is new to me ..healthy grain.thanks for sharing dear.

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  29. Healthy and delicious grain :)

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  30. I never had this grain before .. would love to give a try as a salad . :)

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  31. This grain is new to me as well but it sure deserves a place in our pantry. Have to look for it.

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  32. great........but i dont wheather i will get it here........

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  33. How interesting! It is always nice to learn something new.

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  34. I've never heard of Cavena before but I imagine it's delicious in this recipe. Thanks for the introduction!

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  35. looks healthy & delicious .....

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  36. now thts something completely new to me..the tiny sack is cute

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  37. Thanks for the "heads-up." I love grain salads and am going to look for it. After all, I'm just a few hours south of Canada... it should make it here.

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  38. Healthy wholefood! I would love to try some too.

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  39. Buono e salutare questo riso..complimenti a presto!!;-)

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  40. I haven't come across this for sale before, but we've grown it a couple of times. It's a good one for gardeners as it doesn't need much doing to it.

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  41. Interesting..Sounds healthy! love to try this..

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  42. Never even thought of making this. Lovely recipe, will try to make this sometime.

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  43. It looks like oat groats, I wonder if it's the same thing? It's great in salads and made into porridge, this recipe sounds delicious!

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  44. Very new n wonderful looking ~ thanks for the info!
    US Masala

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  45. I had never sees hull less oats, looks so much like wheat. Healthy indeed..

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  46. Thanks for sharing this info, sound very healthy. Looks delicious!

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  47. Thanks for sharing this info about Cavena. I wasn't too aware of this. It's something new to me.

    http://spoon-and-chopsticks.blogspot.com/

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  48. I love you blog for all the new ingredients you introduce with recipes to make them. I'm intrigued by the naked oats -- but alas, we don't get it here!

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  49. That's new! Looks like brown rice.

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