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Stovetop Amaranth

Creamy and slightly nutty. Add fruit, honey and your favorite spices for a delicious breakfast.
Big bowl of cooked amaranth.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 30 to 35 minutes
Makes: about 2 ½ cups
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

1 cup amaranth
2 to 3 cups water (see Notes)

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add amaranth.
  3. Reduce heat to low, cover pan and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes or until it reaches the texture you like when fluffed with a fork or stirred with a spoon.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • Use less water and cooking time for grains that will be more separate. Use more water and cooking time for a creamy cereal.
  • For a hearty breakfast cereal, top with any type of milk, fruit, nuts or seeds.
  • For savory amaranth, add herbs such as rosemary or thyme, nuts or seeds and serve with sautéed vegetables.
  • Try adding to other grains: cook ¼ cup amaranth with ¾ cup whole grain such as oats or rice. Follow cooking directions for other grain.
  • You can pop amaranth! Heat a dry skillet or saucepan over medium high until it is hot. Add 1 or 2 Tablespoons of amaranth seeds and shake or stir until the seeds pop but do not burn. Sprinkle on any dish for an added crunch and whole-grain goodness.

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