Un-goopy amaranth (B-)

April 19, 2006 at 5:37 am (breakfast, C (2 stars, okay, edible), Crescent Dragonwagon, Grains, Quick weeknight recipe)

In my previous experience amaranth has always turned out a goopy, sticky porridge, but not today. I kind of followed the directions for basic amaranth in the Passionate Vegetarian cookbook by Crescent Dragonwagon, and it turned out as tiny individual grains.

I toasted 3/4 cup amaranth and 3/4 ounce grated coconut in a small saucepan until starting to brown and aromatic. I added 1 cup of water and brought to a boil, then turned down to a simmer, covered, and cooked about 8 or 9 minutes. Then I let it sit covered for another 10 minutes, and stirred in 1/2 Tbs. maple syrup. The texture is a bit strange, but I like it. I ate a 1/3 of the recipe for breakfast and it was weird but not bad.

Rating: B-

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