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How to Cook Sorghum

By TBSP Susan
Created March 7, 2017
How to Cook Sorghum
As more Americans realize the importance of eating whole grains, the popularity of protein-rich grains appears to be on the rise. Case in point: sorghum. MORE+ LESS-

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.