Steering clear of gluten doesn't mean staying away from all grains. An abundance of alternative grain choices makes diet restrictions easier to swallow. Try these tasty recipes starring gluten-free grains.
July 07, 2014
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Creamy Gorgonzola Teff with Herb Roasted Tomatoes
Did you know teff is a tiny grain that cooks in just 20 minutes? It’s porridgy, like polenta, with a deep, toasty flavor, and can be enjoyed sweet for breakfast or savory with dinner, like in this tasty dish.
It’s important that the amaranth is placed in a fine mesh sieve; the grain is so small that it will slip through a traditional strainer. If one is not available, place the cooked amaranth on a large baking sheet, and spread it in a thin layer so it will cool without clumping together.
Buckwheat is earthy and pairs well with smoky flavors. It tends to clump when simply boiled in water, so to keep a desirable consistency, beat an egg into the grain to coat each groat, toast in a pan until dry, and then add liquid.