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    Amaranth (Basic Recipe)

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    30 mins

    5 mins

    25 mins

    Roosie's Note:

    "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.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 3

    Yield:

    cups

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

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

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 14, 2005

      55

      Yummy! This is the first time I've had amaranth. Thanks for putting the cooking instructions on here. I made it just as you said and now I want to try adding some different things next time. Cardamom, cinnamon,raisins, dates and use it as a breakfast cereal. Thanks again.

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    • on January 17, 2013

      I can't say I made it yet but I had some input,it said serve like rice. If it's your first time with this grain you can try mixing it with brown rice aft it's cooked. I. Know how bland brown rice can be but I read you can cook with broths to add flavor. Personally it takes a lot of salt or adobe for me to eat rice lol. Can try serving some chicken over it. I been trying to find gluten recipies.

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    • on April 28, 2010

      45

      Very helpful instructions, thanks.

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    Nutritional Facts for Amaranth (Basic Recipe)

    Serving Size: 1 (150 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 121.5
     
    Calories from Fat 19
    15%
    Total Fat 2.1 g
    3%
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    2%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 9.2 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 21.5 g
    7%
    Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
    12%
    Sugars 0.0 g
    0%
    Protein 4.7 g
    9%

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