Garlic Green Beans with Sorghum and Walnuts

Recipe posted by: Naturally Ella

Photo credit: Erin Alderson

1 cup sorghum grain
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound green beans, ends trimmed
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup toasted walnut pieces

  1. Rinse sorghum and place in a sauce pan with salt and enough water to cover by 2" or more. Bring to a boil, reduce to medium heat, and cook until sorghum is tender but still chewy, 45-55 minutes. If water levels get low, add more. Drain sorghum and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400˚.
  3. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add green beans, blanching for 3-4 minutes. Green beans just be bright green and just tender. Drain and place in a roasting pan*. Toss with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper. Roast until green beans start to blister, 20-25 minutes.
  4. In a small skillet or sauce pan, heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over low heat. Add minced garlic, cooking for 30-60 seconds, just until garlic is fragrant. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. After removing green beans from the oven, toss with the garlic olive oil. In a large bowl, combine green beans, sorghum, and walnuts. Serve warm.


Ingredients

1 cup sorghum grain
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound green beans, ends trimmed
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup toasted walnut pieces


Directions

  1. Rinse sorghum and place in a sauce pan with salt and enough water to cover by 2" or more. Bring to a boil, reduce to medium heat, and cook until sorghum is tender but still chewy, 45-55 minutes. If water levels get low, add more. Drain sorghum and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400˚.
  3. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add green beans, blanching for 3-4 minutes. Green beans just be bright green and just tender. Drain and place in a roasting pan*. Toss with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper. Roast until green beans start to blister, 20-25 minutes.
  4. In a small skillet or sauce pan, heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over low heat. Add minced garlic, cooking for 30-60 seconds, just until garlic is fragrant. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. After removing green beans from the oven, toss with the garlic olive oil. In a large bowl, combine green beans, sorghum, and walnuts. Serve warm.

Sorghum is an extremely versatile grain that you can serve like rice or quinoa or other whole grains.You can cook sorghum grain using your stovetop, slow cooker, oven, rice cooker or whatever option you prefer to prepare your favorite meals. Whole grain sorghum adds a hearty, nutty flavor to your favorite recipes. Use it in salads and in place of pasta and rice. Sorghum grain can also be toasted as a crunchy addition to a tossed salad. Be sure to check out our cooking tips library and get started with new and exciting recipes today.

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