Reader question: Hi. Im enjoying Glorious One Pot Meals, but I don’t eat most grains. I’m having trouble figuring out how to alter the liquid when I omit things like rice or quinoa. Do you have any suggestions? Thx! ~Daniel, California
Hi Daniel. Any Glorious One-Pot Meal Recipe can be made exactly the way you want it to be. If you are omitting the pasta or dry grains such as rice or quinoa from a recipe, you also omit the extra liquid listed as that is only needed to hydrate the dry goods. So, if you omit the 1 cup of rice from a recipe, you would also omit the 1 cup of water or broth (or possibly coconut milk) from your ingredients list.
You can double-check the amount of liquid in a recipe that is solely to hydrate the grains by consulting the Common Measurements chart beginning on page 9 in the Glorious One-Pot Meals cookbook.
Depending on the recipe, it may call for small amounts of other liquids such as soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, or orange juice, but those are meant to enhance the flavors and not to hydrate the grain.