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What's sorghum you ask? Delicious and versatile!


As Americans become more educated on the importance of eating whole grains and cutting back on red meat, the popularity of protein-rich grains appears to be on the rise. Case in point: sorghum.

Okay, okay, so maybe you're not exactly finding the stuff all over trendy restaurant menus – but maybe you should be, because the nutty grain tastes great, packs in tons of filling protein and can be prepared in a couple different ways.

For a great side dish, begin by toasting your sorghum in a dry pan until it's slightly fragrant and golden. This will enhance the complexity of its nutty flavor.

Then, just cook your grain for about 30 minutes in a one to four ratio of sorghum to water. Season with salt, pepper, herbs or even grated cheese and you've got a quick, healthy side.

You can also pop your sorghum for a nutritious movie snack. Just pour a layer of dried grain in the bottom of a pan with a little oil, cover, turn on the heat and wait until you hear light little pings speed up and slow down in the pot.

Want some more ideas? You can substitute rice for sorghum in this recipe for Slow Cooker Spring Rice Pilaf, or regular popcorn for the small popped grain in this Gingerbread Popcorn Snack.
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