05137745 is referenced by 33 patents and cites 7 patents.

The present invention relates to a process for making a shaped cereal grain product that has a surface crust and an appearance of fully cooked but intact grains and/or pieces of grains joined together. In the process of the present invention a plurality of cereal grains having different cooking times under the same cooking conditions are selected or modified so that each cereal grain has a predetermined cooking time under the cooking conditions used in the process. These grains are cooked in hot water and/or steam until they are fully cooked and have developed sticky surfaces as a result of re-absorbing the cereal starches and/or gums leached out into the cooking water. The grains are added to the cooking water and/or steam in a sequence and at times dictated by their respective cooking times so that they all become fully cooked at approximately the same time. The grains are then cooled to a temperature lower than about 180.degree. F. in a manner such that the grain surfaces remain sticky. After cooling the grains are formed into a shaped unit while retaining the identity of individual cereal grains and/or pieces of grains. After forming, the surface of the shaped unit is heated until a thin skin-like crust develops on its surface. This crust helps retain the unit's shape.

Title
Process for preparing shaped grain products
Application Number
179658
Publication Number
5137745
Application Date
July 25, 1990
Publication Date
August 11, 1992
Inventor
Rachael B Zukerman
Northbrook
IL, US
Harold W Zukerman
Northbrook
IL, US
Agent
Lars S Johnson
Mart C Matthews
Assignee
The Quaker Oats Company
IL, US
IPC
A23P 1/10
A23L 1/182
A23L 1/10
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