Have you ever tried amaranth? Anciently used in South America and parts of Asia, amaranth is a whole grain that packs a punch with nutrition and flavor! You can use the grain raw by tossing it into oatmeal or mixing it into your favorite quick bread recipe. But my favorite way to use amaranth is to pop it! You can actually turn those tiny pieces of grain inside out, just as you would popcorn. Ready to get your amaranth on?
There are two key steps to popping perfect batches of amaranth: 1) Make sure you've heated a nonstick skillet over very hot heat BEFORE adding your grain; 2) Cook it in small batches, about 1 to 2 tablespoons at a time.