How long amaranth to cook?


Soak amaranth seeds for 3 hours, cook for 30-35 minutes after boiling.

How to cook amaranth

You will need – amaranth, water

1. Carefully sort out amaranth seeds from debris and possible stones.

2. Pour the product into a bowl and cover with water.

3. Soak for 3 hours.

4. Put 2 layers of cheesecloth on the bottom of the colander and pour amaranth.

5. Rinse seeds with cold water and drain.

6. Pour 3 cups of water into a saucepan and bring to a boil.

7. When the water boils, add 1 cup of amaranth seeds. They should pop up immediately.

8. Add salt for 1 cup of grains and half a teaspoon of salt.

9. Cover the pan with a lid, as during cooking, amaranth bursts and shoots up.

10. Cook for 35 minutes. Finished grains should sink to the bottom of the container.

11. Mix the contents of the pot every 5 minutes. To avoid scalding, use a long-handled spoon.


Delicious facts

– Amaranth – it the common name for annual herbaceous plants. There are a large number of varieties, among which there are both weeds and crops.

Name Plants is translated from Greek as “unfading flower”. A dried plant can retain its shape for more than 4 months. In Russia, it may be familiar under other names: squid, cat’s tail, cock’s combs.

– In Russia, amaranth Appeared in the early 1900s, and was immediately ranked among the weeds.

– In the XNUMXth century, the amaranth flower was chosen coat of arms family Vespasiano Colonna, but only after his death, by the decision of his wife Julia Gonzaga.

Homeland amaranth is South America. From there, it traveled to India, where it began to expand throughout Asia and Europe. In Russia, amaranth has taken root well in the Krasnodar Territory, where entire fields are cultivated.

– In cooking can be used leaves and seeds of amaranth. The leaves of the plant are similar to spinach and can be added fresh to salads. They can be dried, salted, pickled. You can cook porridge and other hot dishes from grains and seeds.

– Amaranth produces food and healing amaranth oil containing the substance squalene. It is considered a powerful healing agent with an antitumor effect, is a strong immunostimulant and creates obstacles to cancerous effects on the cells of the human body. Due to its medicinal properties, amaranth was recognized by the UN production commission as a “culture of the XXI century.”

Can be used not only for decorative or food purposes, but also can act as a fodder crop. The grains and seeds are suitable for feeding poultry, while the leaves are suitable for cattle and pigs.

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