Rating
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Active time
5 minutes
Total time
25 minutes
Yield
4 servings
Nutritioni
Ingredients

1 ½ cup amaranth      

2 ½ cups water or milk 

2 Tbsp. butter

⅓ cup heavy cream

½ cup blueberries

4 Tbsp. maple syrup

 

Note: The original recipe called for 2 ½ cups each of water and milk. For many people who like a firmer porridge, this may be too much liquid, so we modified the recipe to read “one or the other.” If you like a soupier porridge, it’s easier to add more liquid afterward than it is for the “firm porridge folks” to take it away! With less liquid, however, you may not get 4 full servings, so experiment.

Instructions
  1. Combine amaranth, water or milk, and butter in a medium-sized saucepan over high heat.
  2. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the mixture becomes very thick and the grains are cooked through.
  3. Stir in the heavy cream and blueberries.
  4. Divide mixture between 4 serving bowls and drizzle with maple syrup.
     

How'd it Taste?

Robert Henning
0
interesting
kellytoups
0
Thanks, Robert! Hope you enjoy the recipe.
Brenda
0
Very good. Instead of sweet, I added seasoning spice, put 2 eggs on top, and hot sauce on top of eggs. So good. Loved the texture.
csluyter
0
What a great idea, Brenda. I love that you created a spicy, savory version. Thanks for sharing with us!
Mikki
4
Warning- too much liquid! I believe this recipe might be printed incorrectly- I would guess that you could use 2 1/2 cups water OR milk, not water AND milk. Very tasty, but I skimmed off over 2 cups of liquid after cooking. I highly recommend!
Cynthia
0
Thanks for bringing that to our attention, Mikki. Some people enjoy a really soupy porridge (others who left comments didn't mention that) but we've modified the recipe to let people decide for themselves.
Dee
0
I have been told you have to soak AMARANTH for a couple of hours before cooking. Is this true.
csluyter
0
Hi Dee -- Soaking grains before you cook them allows them to begin absorbing moisture which tends to shorten the amount of time they need to cook. You can certainly do this with amaranth, but it's not required. For more information about grain cooking times and tips see our Whole Grain Cooking Tips handout: https://wholegrainscouncil.org/sites/default/files/atoms/files/WGC-CookingWholeGrains_0.pdf

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