Saturday, December 18, 2010

Whole Grain Einkorn Pasta

Jovial presents First Ever™ Whole Grain Einkorn Pasta, made from the world’s most ancient wheat, first cultivated 12,000 years ago at the birth of agriculture.  

I tried using some of the Jovial Whole Grain Einkorn Pasta to make my Mom's Chicken Tetrazzini and it was delicious.

4 chicken breasts
2 bouillon cubes
9 ounces of Jovial Whole Grain Einkorn spaghetti
1 stick of butter
6 oz cheddar cheese
6 oz Velveeta
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 large can of evaporated milk
8 oz of sliced mushrooms
2 packs of Townhouse Crackers
For this dish, we will preheat our oven to 350. You must start by boiling 4 chicken breasts in a large pot of water with two bouillon cubes for 40 minutes. I have already done that and I’ve also diced the chicken into bite-sized pieces. We have to butter the bottom of a 13x9 pan and place the pieces of the chicken on the bottom. 
Next, we need to boil 9 ounces of thin spaghetti in the same water that you used for the chicken. We will place the noodles on top of the chicken. Then we will take a large pot and melt one stick of butter and 6 oz of cheddar cheese and 6 oz of Velveeta. Always try to use butter if you can to avoid the trans fat. We will stir it until blended and then add 1 can of cream of mushroom soup and 1 large can of evaporated milk. Add 8 oz of sliced mushrooms to the sauce. Once blended we will pour it over the noodles and take a fork to poke food until the sauce soaks to the bottom of the dish. We will top it with crumbled town house crackers. Then we’ll bake it on 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Jovial Whole Grain Einkorn Pasta is available in five varieties: Rigatoni, Penne Rigate, Fusilli, Spaghetti and Linguine. The pastas range from $3.39-3.69 per 12 oz box and are available at Whole Foods nationwide.

Ancient grains are inherently more nutritious than modern varieties. Einkorn is the most ancient wheat. It is more nutritious on many levels than modern organic wheat, and even outperforms other “superfoods” including the blueberry in its nutritional value.  Although Einkorn is a healthy source of dietary fiber, it does not have a grainy or gritty texture. Packed with protein, B vitamins and minerals, a meal with Einkorn pasta is very sustaining.

Einkorn Nutritional Highlights
  • High in Thiamin, essential dietary and trace minerals.
  • Good source of protein, dietary fiber and a number of B Vitamins.
  • Higher Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC-antioxidant capacities) twice that of durum and bread wheat.
  • Higher content of tocotrienols than other species of wheat, a potent form of Vitamin E.
  • Lower percentage of nutrient loss during processing
  • One 2oz. serving contains as much of the antioxidant Lutein as a whole egg (which provides nutritional support to our eyes and skin).
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smilinggreenmom said...

I have never heard of this kind of grain! We love Kamut Wheat which is also an ancient grain full of nutrients and it is so amazing how taste it cooks up! Have you tried this one before? Where did you get the Einkorn? Whole Foods? Well anyway - thank you for sharing this - the recipe sounds great!

smilinggreenmom said...

OhI went back and see that it is Whole Foods! :)

Capital Cooking said...

Yeah, it is really good.