Thursday, October 20, 2011
Review and Giveaway: Cavena Nuda - Rice of the Prairies [Canada Only]
Cavena Nuda pronounced ka-vee-na new-da, aka: "Cavena Naked Oats" or "Rice of the Prairies" is a prairie grain that cooks and functions like rice but has a unique texture and taste. It cooks well in a rice cooker and it is very hearty. The product currently sports a wheat free logo while the decision to include oats as a gluten free product remains held up by a Health Canada committee.
I cooked Cavena Naked Oats in my Rice cooker with some Ginger Syrup and a small amount of Soy sauce and steamed veggies. It was delicious. The texture is very chewy and wholesome and it isn't at all what you might immediately expect. My spouse loved the flavour but had a hard time getting past the texture of the product, while Jessi and I both completely enjoyed this interesting and hearty oat.
I tried it a second time with pork that I had cooked all day in the slow cooker and the result was amazing. This time I added a little extra water to the rice cooker to see if there was a difference in the consistency. It wasn't a tremendous difference but it was enough to shush the hubby's previous complaints. It was still chewy but it met his standards.
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Disclaimer: I received this product for the purpose of review. No money exchanged hands. All opinions are that of the reviewer.