How to Make It
Combine first 5 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 3 minutes, stirring to dissolve sugar.
Add cooked grains; simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat; cool to room temperature. Let stand at least 1 hour before serving.
Store, in brine, in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks (flavor will intensify the longer it stands).
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Also appeared in: Oxmoor House, March, 2016,Everyday Whole Grains: 175 Recipes from Amaranth to Wild Rice