Here is Barbara Bailey's brown rice for birds recipe, as posted on the TARA mailing list 11-4-2006:

Lots of people have requested this recipe, so here it is at last:
This is my version so it makes a lot (serves 20+ birds).
You can also make it on your stove.

  1. Microwave 1 package of 12 or 15 bean soup mix (with water) for 45 minutes in a large glass bowl.
    Allow to cool, then rinse and drain.
  2. Divide cooked bean mix in half, freeze one half.
  3. Divide remaining half into 2 large bowls.
  4. Add to each bowl:
  5. Fill bowls with water and microwave for 30 minutes.
  6. Add more water along with 1/2 cup dried cranberries (or raisins) and 1/2 cup or so of dried banana chips to each bowl.
  7. Stir mix to get banana chips and cranberries wet. Add water as needed, keep stirring until rice is a consistency your birds like.
  8. Rinse and drain. Freeze in appropriate portions; you can use a plastic ice cube tray for single birds.

Feel free to modify recipe

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