How To Cook Sorghum

How To Cook Sorghum

Sorghum is an ancient whole grain that is traditionally eaten in parts of Africa and Asia. It is nutritious, tasty and particularly satisfying. In this article I describe how to cook sorghum.

Unlike many other grains, sorghum has an edible hull, which means that it retains most of its nutrients when cooked. The edible hull ALSO means that this whole grain takes rather a long time to cook: about 45 minutes. I tend to boil a massive batch then I freeze down portions.

The flavour of sorghum is slightly nutty, not dissimilar to the taste of lentils. It is chewy because of that edible hull, and this makes it particularly filling.

I find sorghum to be a very versatile grain that you can use instead of rice or quinoa:

  • Serve with a curry, chilli or stir fry (for recipe ideas, see here)
  • Serve as part of a grain and salad bowl

I buy sorghum cheaply online:

Free from: gluten, nut, soya, wheat, yeast

This is a vegan recipe

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How To Cook Sorghum
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  1. Boil the sorghum in plenty of water until soft enough to chew. This takes about 45 minutes.

  2. Drain then serve.

  3. If you make a big batch, portion up the cooked sorghum and freeze.

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