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How to cook amaranth? I hear that is is a healthy whole grain.

  1. BlissfulWriter profile image66
    BlissfulWriterposted 6 years ago

    How to cook amaranth?  I hear that is is a healthy whole grain.

  2. samurray profile image55
    samurrayposted 6 years ago

    I'm not really sure but I have heard that this is good to use in Gluten Free foods and that it's a good source of protein.  Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

  3. Claudia Tello profile image78
    Claudia Telloposted 6 years ago

    We eat lots of amaranth in Mexico. It is eaten raw, no need to cook it. I always eat it with yoghurt, fruit and nuts or in bars (amaranth mixed with honey as ”glue" or amaranth-chocolate bars).

  4. Insane Mundane profile image60
    Insane Mundaneposted 6 years ago

    I've seen it used as a rice replacement in stir fry, where you pour the contents of your pre-cooked stir fry on top of freshly boiled amaranth.
    I heard that you can use it in certain breads and pancakes or eat it raw, as well.
    To boil,  use 1 cup of amaranth seeds in 2.5 cups of water for 18-20 minutes, but be sure to not overcook 'em because it will end up being real sticky, gummy or whatever, if ya do.
    I suppose it could also be used to replace pasta in certain cuisines, not just rice, but I don't really know a whole lot about this grain other than the fact that it is considered to be highly nutritious.