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Editor's Picks -- Beans and Grains

March 25, 2011 • 90 Comments

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Black-Eyed Pea Fondue  Warm Red Quinoa Salad

Remember when we told you about our top-secret project to bulk up our bulk bin recipes? You guys really stepped up and answered our call -- thank you! Below are the recipes we've chosen for Editors' Pick testing. You may now call dibs on the recipes you'd like to test -- we only need one person to test each recipe, but feel free to call as many as you want -- there are lots to go around!

Here's a refresher on our Editors' Pick community testing process:

Any food52 member is welcome to help us test our Editors' Pick candidates, so go call dibs on the recipe you'd like to test in the comments section below! We'd love to see some new testers in the mix. Don't forget to email us your notes (about 100 words) to [email protected] by next Tuesday at 5pm.

We'll collect your comments, decide the official list of Editors' Picks and publish your evaluation in the headnote if the recipe is selected as an Editors' Pick (with credit, of course!). And even if the recipe you test isn't chosen as an Editors' Pick, please feel free to leave your testing notes in the recipe's comments section. Constructive criticism is always encouraged!

 

 

 

 

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about 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Oh, me too! Lunches and dinners are taken care of for a few days.

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about 3 years ago Burnt Offerings

Perhaps we could have a special "Editor's Pick Hero Award" for the cook who volunteered to take on the most dishes this round. I applaud those who had the time, energy and hungry households to make more than a dish or two! Some took on five or more! (AntoniaJames). I only did 2, but I'll have healthy whole grain lunch leftovers all week. Yum.

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

I think we did cover all the recipes, yay!

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about 3 years ago goldenblind221

I'll take the sweet and savory whole oat and sweet brown rice porridge. Mm, breakfast!

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about 3 years ago monkeymom

I'll take on the Spicy Stewed Black-eyed Peas and Baby Limas with Corn Quesadillas.

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about 3 years ago Helen's All Night Diner

Thanks for testing this! Feel free to add as much or little chipotle as you like. It's pretty spicy with the amount specified. Hope you enjoy it.

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about 3 years ago Food52

This is from your friendly editors at Food52.

Thank you all for generously leaping to test this record number of Editors' Pick candidates -- yet another example of the power of the food52 community at work, making a rather confusing system work seamlessly. Just two recipes are left: Sweet and Savory Whole Oats and Sweet Brown Rice Porridge; Spicy Stewed Black-eyed Peas and Baby Limas with Corn Quesadillas

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

I can do Mung Bean and Mixed Rice Sweet Congee tonight, thanks to a friend who just gave me forbidden rice and mung beans.

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about 3 years ago wssmom

Jalapeno and Black-Eyed Pea fondue is me, then, as I am on an island off the southwest coast of Florida and the ingredients seems readily available at the local Publix lol

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about 3 years ago wssmom

Is there anything left to test (sorry, i was travelling all weekend and without a computer until this morning, which was very stressful. The being without the computer part, not the travelling part haha).

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Sweet and Savory Whole Oats and Sweet Brown Rice Porridge, Mung Bean and Sweet Rice Congee, Spicy Stewed Black-eyed Peas and Baby Limas with Corn Quesadillas, and Jalepeno and Black-eyed Pea Fondue appear to be left.

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about 3 years ago Helen's All Night Diner

Is there a prize for last man standing?

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about 3 years ago susan g

I would love to have claimed more recipes, but not having all the ingredients (red quinoa, not black, for instance) made me ineligible. No wallflowers here, but trying them with current inventory.

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about 3 years ago nutcakes

I will make the Meyer Lemon Chia Seed Pudding and the 10-12-12-12 sprouted lentil soup.

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about 3 years ago TiggyBee

OK...I've got my ricotta EP candidate in the oven, the porky pea soup simmering on the stove, a new recipe ready to upload and a rainy Sunday afternoon...I'll tackle the short grain rice and black quinoa...
PS. I think the bisi bela was claimed by Jennifer Ann, so that's one more to scratch off the list.

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about 3 years ago TiggyBee

oops, make that Long grain brown rice and black quinoa

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

I can also do the Cherry and amaranth dessert casserole.

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about 3 years ago gingerroot

I'll also try the Shangri-La Rice pudding...we're having friends over tonight and this looks perfect for dessert.

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Thanks for taking pity on me! Hope you like it.

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about 3 years ago gingerroot

No pity at all! Looking forward to enjoying it.

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about 3 years ago Panfusine

boo hooo!! I'm officially in the pity picks!!! Ah well There's my Sephardic Mejjedara to try & Savor! & the Syrian Kanafe for dessert!

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

at least I'm in good company! mine's not been claimed either.

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Oh, I can keep you company, too. This almost feels like high school dances when you don't get asked...or am I dating myself?

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Panfusine, Jennifer Ann has chosen your recipe - it just hasn't gotten a claimed tag!

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about 3 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Updated again! Just 9 recipes left to be claimed.

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about 3 years ago Hippo Flambe

I am excited to see that my recipe, Volcano Rice Tabouli Salad, is up for testing. I see it has been claimed but I don't see the comment claiming it. Was it tagged by accident?

Thanks
Robin

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Was claimed by goldenblind221

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about 3 years ago Hippo Flambe

Oops, that's what I get for using the search function to see who claimed it. Hope they like it.

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about 3 years ago susan g

Yellow split pea soup! Thanks for the 'claimed' tags -- very helpful.

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about 3 years ago enbe

I'm in the mood for some chili. Count me in for Slightly Smoky Mixed-Bean Chili please.

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about 3 years ago CalcuttaChow

i would love to do the red quinoa peach porridge. what an interesting use for red quinoa.

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about 3 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Just updated the claimed list. See above.

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about 3 years ago MHardison79

I'll take the Brown Rice and Banana Congee, if it hasnt been claimed yet.

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

I just located purple rice, so I can volunteer to do the Purple Tai Rice Cooker Sticky Rice. Thanks.

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

I can also do the Bhutanese Red Rice, Millet, and Oat Breakfast Pudding

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about 3 years ago goldenblind221

I would also like to do tres leches oatmeal and the volvano rice tabouleh. Thanks!

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about 3 years ago TiggyBee

I'll test the porky's peas.

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about 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Love the claimed tags! Love them!

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about 3 years ago Jennifer Ann

I love the 'Claimed' tags! Please sign me up for Bisi Bela.

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about 3 years ago Food52

This is from your friendly editors at Food52.

Hey everyone -- as you continue to call dibs, please check out the ones that have/have not been "CLAIMED". We'd love it if we were able to have them all tested! So, have at those that aren't yet taken, if you would (as of 9 am EST). Thanks!

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about 3 years ago Panfusine

This is a fabulous idea.. saves us the time of scrolling through the responses (which in the excitement of picking a recipe, very easy to miss the posts! Thank you

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

I will do Power bread & Sweet and Savory Porridge w/ Almonds and Cardamom.

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about 3 years ago goldenblind221

Christmas Risotto, how is it you have not yet been snagged? I'd love to try this one out.

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about 3 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

And the Long Grain Rice Pilaf. If anyone else really wants to try any of the 5 that I've claimed today, please let me know. ;o)

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about 3 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

And I'll also do the Warm Red Quinoa Salad, and the Split Pea Soup for a Winter's Day, in addition to the others I signed up for this morning. Thanks! ;o)

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about 3 years ago documentngdinnr

I will also do the Slow Cooker Hoppin John.

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about 3 years ago Caragreg

Black Quinoa Salad with Grilled Vegetables, Basil, Feta and Pine Nuts please (if not taken)

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about 3 years ago macollins

Peas Porridge Hot (Oat Risotto with Peas) please.

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about 3 years ago Food52

This is from your friendly editors at Food52.

Hey everyone -- we just tried to make it easier to call dibs by marking off the ones that have been claimed (as of 4pm EST Friday 3/25). We'll try to stay on top of updating the newly claimed ones later this evening and tomorrow morning.

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

I don't have time to look through the options, but will check back in after work and nab at least one recipe if they are not all taken!

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about 3 years ago sarah k.

I'll just try harder to find them.

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about 3 years ago sarah k.

Uh, how important is it to use the exact type of beans called for? I have anasazi beans on order, but haven't found them locally. Can Is substitute cranberry beans?

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about 3 years ago Food52

This is from your friendly editors at Food52.

We'd really like to have them tested with the bean/grain called for if possible -- how long before the anasazis get to you?

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about 3 years ago sarah k.

I wanna try the anasazi beans with pumpkin seed and cotija. Wow, that sounds great. Also, best Boston baked beans.

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about 3 years ago adamnsvetcooking

Chia mint yogurt dip please!

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about 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

OK I would also like to call dibs on the 4th of July Baby Limas, Barbeque Style
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about 3 years ago lorinarlock

I've been wanting to make red beans and rice. I'd love to test this recipe. Thanks!

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about 3 years ago Panfusine

I'll volunteer for the Sephardic Meggedara please

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about 3 years ago sticksnscones

One last one I'd like to test is the Swiss Bircher Muesli

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about 3 years ago Food52

This is from your friendly editors at Food52.

Sorry, sticksnscones, the Muesli has already been snagged!

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about 3 years ago sticksnscones

I'd also like to try the Shicimi Edamame

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about 3 years ago sticksnscones

I'll take Black Eyed Pea Cassoulet

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about 3 years ago betteirene

Gatherer's Pie and Barley Bowl for me, please.

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about 3 years ago Helen's All Night Diner

Chana Dal (Lentil Curry) Bengali Style, please.

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about 3 years ago janecf

I'd like to try Savory Mung Bean Crepes, please.

Twittah

about 3 years ago documentngdinnr

May I test the Butternut Squash Risotto with Brown Rice? It looks amazing!

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

I would like to try Kimchi Fried Brown Rice if that is still available.

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Hope you like it!

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about 3 years ago Jaynerly

Difficult choice, so many I like the sound of! Can I test the Spicy Black Bean and Quinoa Salad?

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about 3 years ago healthierkitchen

If it's OK, I'd also love betteirene's Mung bean and shrimp soup - sounds so different and delicious!

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about 3 years ago healthierkitchen

Love to test gingerroot's Perfumed Adzuki Beans and Rice with Bourbon and Bacon

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about 3 years ago WinnieAb

I'll take the Cooked Rice Sandwich Bread and the Granola for Fellow Granolas!

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about 3 years ago foodfighter

I'll take the rio zape recipe

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about 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Okay, I can eat all the ingredients in Gingerroot's sweet rice with mango, chia and black sesame, so I'll test that. And since I'm picking up chia, I'll also test the seeded skillet cookie, please.

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about 3 years ago gingerroot

I'd love to try Breakfast Chia Seed Pudding, please. Thanks!

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about 3 years ago gingerroot

And the Red Bean Espresso Brownies, if that's okay.

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about 3 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

I just noticed that we can sign up for as many as we like! I'll also try the Steel Cut Oats Mash Up, too, please. Seriously, I could try one from the list per day for three weeks and be very happy, indeed. Thanks! ;o)

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about 3 years ago VanessaS

I would like to try the Mung Bean and Butternut Squash Stew and Swiss Bircher Muesli please!

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about 3 years ago mrslarkin

Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

Blueberry smoothie, please! Sounds very energizing!

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about 3 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

So fun--I'll take the Brown Rice Jambalaya-ish!

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about 3 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

And the tri-colored Lentil Soup, if that's OK.

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about 3 years ago healthierkitchen

Hope you like it drbabs! I just made it again this past weekend for a gathering of a few families - friends of my son who was home from college. I used crayfish, shrimp and andouille this time.

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about 3 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I don't know if I'll be able to get andouille, but I have some good Gulf shrimp in my freezer--so excited!

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about 3 years ago Marnely

I'll take the Oats and Mushrooms! Love the idea of having savory oatmeal!!! Can't wait to try it!

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about 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

And also Mushroom Ginger Soup with Hulled Barley. Have I grabbed too many?

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about 3 years ago Burnt Offerings

I'll glady take gingerroot's cauliflower risotto too. I've been eyeing that for a week now!

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about 3 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Oh me, oh my . . . so many choices! I've had my eye on WinnieAb's Simply Seasoned Adzuki Beans, so I'll gladly try that, please. Thank you! ;o) P.S. I'll be back to sign up for more, if there are any left at the end of the day. I am just thrilled to see this fabulous array of great recipes using so many of my favorite ingredients.

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about 3 years ago Burnt Offerings

I'll take the Fresh Stuffed Red Peppers! I have to bring a salad to a dinner tonight. Just grilled steaks with the neighbors - but this will be great.

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about 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I would like to try the Amaranth Tabouli please! Have never tried amaranth before!
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about 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Red quinoa tabbouleh, and Flax Seed Potato Bread, please.