For something a little different, try the Great Grains Wooden Gift Box. Perhaps even more exotic than our Rancho's bean collections, here's a sampler of four indigenous New World grains that are as delicious as they are healthy.
The grains included are:
Pozole/Prepared Hominy, if you've just had canned hominy, you're in for a real treat. Just soak and simmer and you have a fragrant pot of goodness. You can use the corn in soups, pozoles, grits and more.
Quinoa, known as The Mother Grain, this light, protein-packed grain can be used as a starch, in soups or even in salads.
Wild Rice, not really a rice, but an aquatic seed, this American grain seems to be hidden except at holidays and it's a shame. It has a rich, nutty flavor that can be enjoyed every day.
Amaranth, with even more protein than quinoa, amaranth should be an everyday word. Make a rich, breakfast cereal or add to soups and stews for a nutritive boost.
This gift set comes with either a wooden or cardboard gift box, making it an ideal gift or a minor indulgence for you. All boxes come with general cooking instructions and recipe ideas (like a wild rice salad).