Posted on Jun 01, 2018
Sorghum is the Whole Grains Council’s grain of the month this June! What better way to celebrate than to showcase sorghum’s wholesome goodness and versatility than in a parade of grain bowls. Grain bowls are a great option for any meal of the day because they can help save time in the kitchen with meal prep and are extremely adaptable, allowing you to use many of the ingredients and flavors you already have in your kitchen.
Where does sorghum fit into the grain bowl mix? You can cook whole grain sorghum in a pressure cooker in approximately 20 minutes, and best of all, you can prepare a large batch that can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer and used at your convenience in your favorite grain bowl recipes. From a health and wellness perspective, sorghum adds a nutritious punch to mealtime. In fact, whole grain sorghum is an excellent source of fiber, phosphorus and vitamin B6 as well as a good source of protein, magnesium, iron, niacin, potassium and selenium. Beyond its nutritional benefits, sorghum is a naturally versatile ingredient that serves as a catalyst for flavors. With a neutral, nutty flavor and a toothsome bite, sorghum can absorb the flavors and spices of any cuisine, making it a great addition to any grain bowl.
When it comes to building a perfect grain bowl, you may be wondering what to include – but that is what is so great about a grain bowl, it can be as diverse as you would like to make it. Our only advice is to open up the spice cabinet and pantry and let your taste buds lead the way. Pair whole grain sorghum with pulses, vegetables, fruit, nuts, herbs, spices and top with a creative sauce or dressing. Think globally by selecting traditional cuisines throughout the world and add your own twist to provide a one-of-a-kind eating experience.
Travel the world bowl by bowl with these 10 globally-diverse sorghum grain bowls!
What’s your favorite grain-bowl combination? Head on over to (link to bowl landing page) to vote for your favorite grain bowl in celebration of sorghum this June!