I also cook my own... I started when the cooked bird food ( gee can't even remember the name now
) was discontinued.. I buy a mix of different kinds of rices , white, brown, red, sweet Hawaiian and wild... I add lentils, popcorn, millet, barley, steel cut oats, quinoa, cous cous, and different tiny pastas , and any thing else I find ...lol I under cook everything so it stays seperated not clumpy and gooey. I pout in the things that take longer to cook a few minutes before the other stuff and when it is done I add minced frozen veggies ( my birds LOVE corn ) I make a big pot of this and freeze it in 2 day portions. I add fresh veggies and herbs to it in the am and feed it cold out of the fridge... all my birds love this... this am they had a little egg food , conditioning food and dill weed added to it. Try cooking just a little rice and see if your birds will eat it ( I choose rice cuz most people have it in the house... or pasta) Then go wild!!...lol
Oh I think the cooked food I used to buy was called Beak Appitite... it was discontinued but I think it is back again...
You can also mix things in that make different kinds of meals to.. like rice and fresh or dried fruits with a little cinnamon = rice pudding, rice, lentils, beans ( fully cooked) split peas, hot chilies and chili powder = mexican style rice. Rice, apples, nuts and aple pie spices = apple pie.