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Amaranth (Basic Recipe)

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“"A dietary staple of the Aztec empire, this ancient crop was 'lost' for hundreds of years, and only since the Sixties, following its rediscovery, has it been grown in the U.S. Amaranth, which has a pronounced earthy sweetness, is not a true grain, which is a nutritional plus: Unlike wheat or barley, amaranth is not deficient in the essential amino acid lysine. These tiny seeds of a weed-like plant are also a very rich source of iron, and supply copper and magnesium. And amaranth is well supplied with dietary fiber." Info from www.WholeHealthMD.com; recipe from "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone" by Deborah Madison.”
READY IN:
30mins
SERVES:
3
YIELD:
1 1/2 cups
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine water, the amaranth, and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 25 minutes or until all the water is abosorbed.
  3. Serve like rice.

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