Posted on Aug 17, 2016
It’s a busy time of year – kids are heading back to school, fall gatherings will be kicking off soon, work is eventful. With such an active lifestyle, it can be difficult to prepare fast, healthy meals everyone will love. Sorghum is a healthy, versatile whole grain that can be a tasty solution to preparing meals in minutes.
Even though whole grain sorghum can take up to an hour to cook on the stove, it is worth the time and, there are many tricks to help you add this grain to your favorite meals with ease. You can prepare sorghum in a pressure cooker to reduce cooking time by nearly 40 minutes. You can also use the convenience of a slow cooker. However, one of sorghum’s most practical attributes is that it can be prepared in bulk and then frozen or refrigerated for quick use without losing its quality or texture.
Cook a batch of sorghum, separate into bags or containers with different stocks and seasonings, and freeze or refrigerate for later use. When you’re ready to use your sorghum, just thaw or take the desired amount out of the refrigerator and add it to your favorite dish! Incorporating different stocks and seasonings with your sorghum allows you to add variety to your meals all week. The possibilities are endless – use your prepared sorghum in salads, breakfast bowls, hot dishes and much more. Let’s get started!
With a busy lifestyle time is of the essence. But your meals don’t have to be compromised! Preparing sorghum in bulk and refrigerating or freezing for later use is the perfect way to get your daily serving of whole grain. Take a look at these basic directions for preparing sorghum for freezing and refrigerating.
If using frozen or refrigerated sorghum in a salad, the grain must be warmed up and then cooled down to room temperature before incorporation into the recipe. This allows the grain to regain its moisture and texture as if you had just cooked it. If these steps are not taken, the grain will be hard and starchy in your salad. Here are the directions for creating your easy, delicious salad:
Sorghum is flavorsome in a breakfast bowl and allows you to start your day off right with fiber, protein and energy. To use frozen or refrigerated sorghum in a hot breakfast bowl, just put the thawed grain into a pot and warm it up with milk or another liquid of choice. To use in a cold breakfast bowl, warm the sorghum to loosen the grain prior to mixing with liquid and toppings.
You can even freeze or refrigerate your cooked meals and enjoy them later! If you have prepared a sorghum risotto or paella with various spices, oils and flavors, the finished dish can be refrigerated or frozen and reheated to be eaten later without losing its texture or becoming mushy. This makes sorghum a perfect choice for hectic life styles.
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