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how to cook amaranth

How to Cook Amaranth

Amaranth is a chewy, earthy, versatile gluten-free carbohydrate source.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 4


  • 1 cup / 190g uncooked amaranth
  • 3 cups / 750ml water


  • Pour the water and dry amaranth in a pot with a tight-fitting lid and heat on a medium heat. Bring to the boil.
  • When boiling, reduce the heat to low and cover. Simmer for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, the mixture should be thick but not glue-like. If it is too thick, add more liquid and mix through. If it is too watery, simmer uncovered for another 5-10 minutes.


Serving size: 1/4 recipe Calories: 200 Fat: 4.4g Saturated fat: 1.3g Carbohydrates: 28.4g Sugar: 0.75g Fibre: 7g Protein: 7g
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