Classic Rice/Corn/Beans for Birds


1-1/2 cups assorted dried beans
1/4 cup dry kidney beans
1/4 cup dry split peas
1/4 cup dry navy beans
1/4 cup dry garbanzo beans
1/4 cup dry pinto beans
1/4 cup dry lentils
1 cup cooked white rice
1 cup cooked brown rice
2 chopped carrots
2 stalks celery chopped
1 cup thawed frozen corn


Rinse beans well and soak overnight in a large pot of water. Drain, rinse, drain and rinse again. Refill the pot with water. Add chopped carrots, celery and cook with beans for 1 hour. Heat thoroughly but don't let it get hot or colors will fade. Cool and serve. Freeze in ice cube trays for smaller birds, or plastic margarine tubs for larger ones. Thaw as needed. Remove from cage and dispose after 2 hours to prevent spoilage. You may double this recipe for larger quantities for larger birds.


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