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Cook Grain with a Solar Oven - PEP BB food.sand.grain.solar

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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Food Prep and Preservation

To complete this badge bit, you must cook at least 2 cups of grain in a solar oven.  (Note that this BB is part of a 4 part adventure in cooking grain in four different ways. Pseudograins are also allowed, but all four ways of cooking must be the same food prepared with 4 different cooking contraptions.)  

Here are some solar ovens threads at permies:
 - Making non-toxic cheap solar ovens
 - Review of the Sun Oven
 - Review of the Solavore Sport

There are many types of solar ovens you could make yourself.
Here is an even bigger array of plans for do-it-yourself solar ovens.

This is an article and infographic by GoSun on types of solar ovens:



This is an overview of a few of the types of solar ovens out there:



This is a basic how to of using a solar oven:



Cooking Rice with a Solar Oven



To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - you must produce at least two cups of grain
  - you must use a solar oven

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a picture of your grain cooking in a solar oven
   - a picture showing your cooked grain that is obviously at least two cups
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I cooked wild rice in our solar oven today!  Two cups of dry rice and 2.5 to 3 cups of chicken broth.  Next time I'll put in a bit more broth.
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Rice and broth
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All done!
All done!
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I roasted a rabbit over a bed of rice in the solar oven.
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Soaked rice in Dutch oven
Soaked rice in Dutch oven
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With rabbit on top
With rabbit on top
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Cooking in solar oven
Cooking in solar oven
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Cooked rabbit and rice
Cooked rabbit and rice
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My adventure is cooking quinoa, now in a solar oven:
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Cooked!
Cooked!
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Another 2 cups
Another 2 cups
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It was sunny yesterday, so I solar cooked rice for dinner and this BB.

Everything assembled: 1 cup uncooked brown rice, 1 pint bone broth + enough water to make 2 cups liquid, and 1 quart casserole dish.


Simmering in the solar oven.


Ready to serve!
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Here is my submission for the Cook Grain with a Solar Oven BB - Food Prep Aspect - sand.

For each method, I kept the recipe simple and repeatable:
  • 2 cups of dry rice
  • 4 cups of water
  • dash or two of salt


  • I used a solar oven.

    To document my completion of this BB, I have posted:
      - a photo of the preheating solar oven
      - a picture of me adding 2 cups of rice to the pan in a solar oven
      - cooking with sun  :)
      - a picture showing your cooked grain that is about 4 cups
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    Solar Oven - Preheating
    Solar Oven - Preheating
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    Adding two cups of rice to pan in Solar Oven
    Adding two cups of rice to pan in Solar Oven
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    Cooking
    Cooking
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    Done - 1 cup measure for reference
    Done - 1 cup measure for reference
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    2 cups dry rice, 2 cups broth and one cup water, cooked in pre-heated solar oven for about an hour.
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    Cooked multiple cups of rice in a solar oven while doing some cooking for the community.
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    I cooked rice several ways at the SKIP event this summer. Using the solar oven was RAD.


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    Cooking
    Cooking
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    Got up to 200 degrees! (It was slightly cloudy that day, took longer, but it worked)
    Got up to 200 degrees! (It was slightly cloudy that day, took longer, but it worked)
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    I used one cup dry rice to = three cups cooked
    I used one cup dry rice to = three cups cooked
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    This is the third step in my brown rice cooking adventure. It took two days because the sky wasn’t cooperative but I just opened it up and it’s actually good, which I admit surprises me a little. This is going to be a fun avenue to explore more, now that I have the stove.
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    This is when it was first set up.
    This is when it was first set up.
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    Then I remembered the pot was supposed to be inside the bag to keep the wind from stealing heat.
    Then I remembered the pot was supposed to be inside the bag to keep the wind from stealing heat.
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    And here we have a Dutch oven full of almost perfect rice.
    And here we have a Dutch oven full of almost perfect rice.
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