groats

  • mtneerman

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    Jul 12, 2010 4:09 PM GMT
    do any of you eat groats? a friend of mine cooks with oat groats a lot, he uses them as a rice substitute and is able to work them into many meals, including breakfast. i think they are good, and from what i've read online they are good for you. was just wondering if anyone else eats them, and what there thoughts were on them.
  • DCEric

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    Jul 13, 2010 1:37 PM GMT
    I've never heard of them, why are they better than rice?
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    Jul 13, 2010 6:16 PM GMT
    Tabouli is the only food that I frequently eat prepared with groats. Tabouli is a mid-eastern salad made with bulgur wheat (a groat).
    I don't make at home, but always get tabouli when eating at a mid-eastern restaurant.
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    Jul 13, 2010 6:18 PM GMT
    whats a groat??? Is it related to a goat??? Goats are fun.
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    Jul 13, 2010 6:25 PM GMT
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  • mtneerman

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    Jul 13, 2010 8:20 PM GMT
    Oat groats are whole, minimally processed oats. Because they have not been extensively processed, they retain a high nutritional value, and they can be used in a variety of ways. However, they also take a long time to prepare and cook, requiring hours of soaking and cooking before they are usable.

    it only takes my friend about an hour to prepare his, and he fixes enough on sunday to last the week.

    i don't know if they are better than rice or not, i was hoping for answers like that on here.