Pureed Side Dishes
Hormel Health Labs has the solutions for all your dysphagia needs. Our THICK & EASY® brand has many items to fullfill your needs for tasty, pureed side dishes. Our product line includes pureed: pasta, rice, and bread mixes.
Your facility can avoid the time consuming and messy process that are involved with cooking, rinsing, pureeing, thickening, and finally reheating your food.
Now Preparing Pasta and Rice is fast and easy with THICK & EASY® Instantized Pasta and Rice. It is now possible to achieve the wholesome nutrition and subtle texture of real pasta, made from 100% enriched semolina, and rice without pureeing. THICK & EASY® Instantized Pasta and Rice are formulated to be fast and easy.
A presentation tip from our chefs: Using a pastry bag with a multi-hole forming tip filled with prepared THICK & EASY® Instantized Rice, squeeze and pipe from an upright position with short strokes to create a rice grain effect.
THICK & EASY® Pureed Bread Mix is tasty and easy to use. THICK & EASY® Pureed Bread Mix can be used as an ingredient to make other eye appealing pureed dishes.
Our easy to follow preparation instructions allow you to mix our products with THICK & EASY® Instant Food & Beverage Thickener and avoid the complications of blending or pureeing. The finished product provides a dense, cohesive texture to promote safe swallowing.
Pasta and Rice
- Bring water and salt (if desired) to a boil
- Whisk in THICK & EASY® Instant Food & Beverage Thickener according to the accompanying chart
- Whisk in butter, margarine, or oil (if desired).
- Cover and place on a steam table for 30 to 45 minutes
- Whisk again before serving
- To serve, scoop onto plate, pipe through a pastry bag using the pasta tip, or mold into ravioli shapes with our forming molds
Pureed Bread Mix
- Spray 9x5x3 pan with non-stick spray
- Place 2 cups bread mix into a large bowl
- Add 3 cups cold water to dry mix
- Whisk rapidly with a wire whip until well combined
- Immeadiately pour into pan before mixture becomes too thick to handle
- Smooth surface with a spatula
- Let stand 30 minutes
- Invert pan onto a cutting board and de-mold the bread
- Slice and serve (makes 16)
We provide versatile packaging sizes to meet your facilities needs. The preparation of THICK & EASY® Pureed Side Dishes can be adjusted to your exact needs. Make as few or as many servings as you need.