3 lbs brown rice (try to buy 3 lb bags to make this part easy. Or 2 lb and 1 lb bags!
1lb 5oz oats (1/2 large unit quaker oats)
Equivalent of 3-#10 cans veggies, yams, carrots, corn, peas. Diced carrots and yam pieces available in #10 cans at United Grocers and other food markets which cater to professionals. Varying the veggies in this recipe each time you make it will help supply your dog with a larger variety of nutrients.
5 lbs chopped pulled chicken mostly dark meat (United Grocers carries 10lb boxes of frozen "mostly dark" pulled chicken.
In very large professional size kettle with lid, bring rice to boil and cook on low boil for 35 minutes in 16 pints (16lbs) water (or 8 quarts)
Add oatmeal and cook on low for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool. If you are using any frozen veggies, like peas or corn, add these now. I buy frozen corn, it cools the mixture down which is helpful. When ingedients in kettle have cooled for an hour, add canned veggies. Drain canned veggies before adding. Some yams come in very light syrup so i drain the yams well and rinse. When adding yams squish in your hands as you add to insure that they will mix well. Wash your hands and stir this mixture well right in the large kettle with your hand and arm. You may store this food in larger containers as I do, just because I don't enjoy making individual servings at this point, or you can drop individual servings with a large ice cream scoop on pans which have been prepared with parchment paper. Freeze pans. When frozen, transfer servings to plastic bags for easy storage.
Makes approximately 120 scoops dog food
At our house we feed approximately 4 scoops per dog per day, in morning and late afternoon. At 4 per day total for 2 dogs, this recipe will last 30 days or one month.